apg still very useful, please don't deprecate

raf macports at raf.org
Mon Aug 17 00:17:10 UTC 2020

On Sun, Aug 16, 2020 at 11:35:15PM +1000, Joshua Root <jmr at macports.org> wrote:

> Sean DALY wrote:
> > So if it is possible to keep apg around, please do, I use it all the time
> > and it performs its job very well with no bugs I have ever encountered
> The danger is not that it will be removed just for being old, but that
> it will one day start failing to build with the latest developer tools
> (or the latest version of cracklib). Then someone will look at it, see
> that there is no upstream maintainer, and wonder if it's worth debugging
> the problem and then maintaining a patch set forever.
> The best way to prevent a port from being removed in those circumstances
> is to volunteer to do that repair and maintenance work on it.
> Do note that there are several other password generation utilities
> available through MacPorts; maybe one of them would serve your purposes.
> The ones I found with a quick search are: makepasswd, mkpwd, passogva,
> pwgen, secpwgen, sf-pwgen
> - Josh

Not a command line tool but but https://www.rempe.us/diceware/#eff is great.


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