cracklib - A password-checking library

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Distribution Fedora 29
Repository Fedora i386
Package filename cracklib-2.9.6-15.fc29.i686.rpm
Package name cracklib
Package version 2.9.6
Package release 15.fc29
Package architecture i686
Package type rpm
Category System Environment/Libraries
License LGPLv2+
Maintainer -
Download size 76.90 KB
Installed size 228.89 KB
CrackLib tests passwords to determine whether they match certain
security-oriented characteristics, with the purpose of stopping users
from choosing passwords that are easy to guess. CrackLib performs
several tests on passwords: it tries to generate words from a username
and gecos entry and checks those words against the password; it checks
for simplistic patterns in passwords; and it checks for the password
in a dictionary.
CrackLib is actually a library containing a particular C function
which is used to check the password, as well as other C
functions. CrackLib is not a replacement for a passwd program; it must
be used in conjunction with an existing passwd program.
Install the cracklib package if you need a program to check users'
passwords to see if they are at least minimally secure. If you install
CrackLib, you will also want to install the cracklib-dicts package.


Package Version Architecture Repository
cracklib-2.9.6-15.fc29.x86_64.rpm 2.9.6 x86_64 Fedora
cracklib-2.9.6-15.fc29.i686.rpm 2.9.6 i686 Fedora
cracklib - - -


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cracklib = 2.9.6-15.fc29
cracklib(x86-32) = 2.9.6-15.fc29 -


Name Value
cracklib-dicts < 2.8


Type URL
Binary Package cracklib-2.9.6-15.fc29.i686.rpm
Source Package cracklib-2.9.6-15.fc29.src.rpm

Install Howto

Install cracklib rpm package:

# dnf install cracklib




2018-07-13 - Tomáš Mráz <> - 2.9.6-15
- The test must use the dictionary from the build
2018-07-12 - Fedora Release Engineering <> - 2.9.6-14
- Rebuilt for
2018-02-21 - Tomáš Mráz <> - 2.9.6-13
- Drop Python 2 support in RHEL
2018-02-07 - Fedora Release Engineering <> - 2.9.6-12
- Rebuilt for
2018-02-03 - Igor Gnatenko <> - 2.9.6-11
- Switch to %ldconfig_scriptlets
2018-01-03 - Iryna Shcherbina <> - 2.9.6-10
- Update Python 2 dependency declarations to new packaging standards
2017-08-20 - Zbigniew Jędrzejewski-Szmek <> - 2.9.6-9
- Add Provides for the old name without %_isa
2017-08-19 - Zbigniew Jędrzejewski-Szmek <> - 2.9.6-8
- Python 2 binary package renamed to python2-cracklib
2017-08-02 - Fedora Release Engineering <> - 2.9.6-7
- Rebuilt for
2017-07-26 - Fedora Release Engineering <> - 2.9.6-6
- Rebuilt for

See Also

Package Description
cracklib-devel-2.9.6-15.fc29.i686.rpm Development files needed for building applications which use cracklib
cracklib-dicts-2.9.6-15.fc29.i686.rpm The standard CrackLib dictionaries
crash-7.2.3-2.fc29.i686.rpm Kernel analysis utility for live systems, netdump, diskdump, kdump, LKCD or mcore dumpfiles
crash-devel-7.2.3-2.fc29.i686.rpm kernel crash analysis utility for live systems, netdump, diskdump, kdump, LKCD or mcore dumpfiles
crawl-0.22.0-1.fc29.i686.rpm Roguelike dungeon exploration game
crawl-common-data-0.22.0-1.fc29.noarch.rpm Common data files of crawl
crawl-tiles-0.22.0-1.fc29.i686.rpm Roguelike dungeon exploration game with tiles
crawl-tiles-data-0.22.0-1.fc29.noarch.rpm Data files of crawl-tiles
crcimg-1.1-21.fc29.i686.rpm Construct .crc files
crda-3.18_2018.05.31-5.fc29.i686.rpm Regulatory compliance daemon for 802.11 wireless networking
crda-devel-3.18_2018.05.31-5.fc29.i686.rpm Header files for use with libreg
createrepo-0.10.3-15.fc28.noarch.rpm Creates a common metadata repository
createrepo_c-0.11.1-1.fc29.i686.rpm Creates a common metadata repository
createrepo_c-devel-0.11.1-1.fc29.i686.rpm Library for repodata manipulation
createrepo_c-libs-0.11.1-1.fc29.i686.rpm Library for repodata manipulation