security/john: bump to 1.7.9-jumbo-7

Royce Williams royce at
Sat Dec 21 16:26:07 UTC 2013

On Wed, Nov 20, 2013 at 1:59 PM, Royce Williams <royce at> wrote:
> On Wed, Nov 20, 2013 at 8:02 AM, Alexey Dokuchaev <danfe at> wrote:
>> On Wed, Nov 20, 2013 at 07:27:05AM -0900, Royce Williams wrote:
>> > Could someone bump security/john?  The simple patch below should be a
>> > good
>> > start to cover it, and it's been more than a year since jumbo-6 came
>> > out,
>> > so it's pretty stale.
>> Royce,
>> I'm know I'm slow on this, but I'd really like to address all the issues
>> Solar Designer had previously raised WRT the port.  Particularly, -jumbo
>> should really be an option; plist should be fixed to match modern reality,
>> etc.  There are several of them; I hope I can get my act together and do
>> finish this shortly.
>> Sorry it takes so long. :(
>> ./danfe
> I definitely look forward to the -jumbo option and other improvements.  And
> I really appreciate your desire to do this The Right Way.
> However, please don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good on this one.
> A simple bump to jumbo-6 or jumbo-7 would have benefited many people over
> the past year and a half.  Doing such a bump now should be fast, and does
> not preclude making the deeper improvements later.  Please consider a quick
> commit now.
> But either way, good luck with the harder work!

Alexey, I call again for a simple bump to this port, until such time
as the more complex improvements can be made.  They are not mutually

>From bsdstats data[1], at least 160 people could immediately benefit
from a quick bump.  Of 206 installs, 160 of them are at the latest
ports version (jumbo-5), three are rolling it themselves to get
jumbo-6 or -7, and the rest can't/won't update.  For about ten minutes
of work, that's a really good force multiplier.

Please, please update security/john to -jumbo7.



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