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pwgen2 A small, powerful, GPL'ed password generator
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Port Added: 2005-09-02 08:15:30
Last Update: 2012-06-07 10:49:12
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Pwgen is a small, powerful, GPL'ed password generator. This version of pwgen was written by Theodore Ts'o <>. It is modelled after a program originally written by Brandon S. Allbery, and then later extensively modified by Olaf Titz, Jim Lynch, and others. It was rewritten from scratch by Theodore Ts'o because the original program was somewhat of a hack, and thus hard to maintain, and because the licensing status of the program was unclear. WWW:
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07 Jun 2012 10:49:12
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des search for other commits by this committer
Replace pwgen 1 with pwgen 2.  The latter is a continuation of the former
by a different author, with some serious bugs fixed.  We were pretty much
the only OS that still shipped pwgen 1, and for good reason: due to the
way it implements phoneme equivalence and the way it tracks the length of
the generated string, it only works correctly 16% of the time.  This was
not possible to fix without a major rewrite, which is precisely what the
author of pwgen 2 did.

Discussed with both maintainers and #bsdports.
19 Mar 2011 12:38:54
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miwi search for other commits by this committer
- Get Rid MD5 support
29 Dec 2010 20:04:42
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pgollucci search for other commits by this committer
- DISTNAME= ${PORTNAME}-${PORTVERSION} is the default and not needed.

PR:             ports/153292
Submitted by:   myself (pgollucci)
Tested by:      -exp run by pav
Approved by:    portmgr (pav)
22 Aug 2009 00:35:32
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amdmi3 search for other commits by this committer
- Switch SourceForge ports to the new File Release System: categories starting
with P,R,S
20 Mar 2008 10:03:51
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pav search for other commits by this committer
- Remove USE_GETOPT_LONG which is a no-op since March 2007
24 Aug 2007 18:42:34
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sem search for other commits by this committer
- Update to 2.06

* Fix pwgen -Bs so that this option combination works correctly
(Closes: #368010)
* Fix the pwgen -Bc option combination (Closes: #355153)
* Fix typo in pwgen man page (Closes: #376147)
* Make the -s option imply the -nc options (Closes: #427969)
* Add -v option to generate passwords without vowels (Closes: #387461)

PR:             ports/115786
Submitted by:   maintainer
18 Jan 2006 20:19:54
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mnag search for other commits by this committer
Update to 2.05

PR:             91967
Submitted by:   Andrew Khlebutin <> (maintainer)
02 Sep 2005 08:12:26
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vsevolod search for other commits by this committer
Add pwgen2 - another branch of pwgen (in comparison with sysutils/pwgen),
more powerful, more flexible.

PR:             85349
Submitted by:   Andrew Khlebutin <>
Approved by:    perky (mentor)
Repocopy by:    marcus

Number of commits found: 8