Subject: lib/24879: readline emulation problem: password not hidden
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List: netbsd-bugs
Date: 03/22/2004 15:32:49
>Number:         24879
>Category:       lib
>Synopsis:       readline emulation problem: password not hidden
>Confidential:   no
>Severity:       non-critical
>Priority:       low
>Responsible:    lib-bug-people
>State:          open
>Class:          sw-bug
>Submitter-Id:   net
>Arrival-Date:   Mon Mar 22 14:35:00 UTC 2004
>Originator:     Thomas Klausner
>Release:        NetBSD 1.6ZF/i386
I was trying pwsafe (pkg attached) and stumbled over                                                
a weird bug. When compiled with editline, when I do                                            
        pwsafe --createdb -f test                                                                   
the first password prompt echoes the typed characters;                                              
the second one is fine.                                                                             
When I use GNU readline instead, all passwords are hidden,                                          
as they should be.                                                                                  
Compile pwsafe package. (will be attached to PR)
For comparison, uncomment USE_GNU_READLINE to compile against GNU readline.
I'll also attach kdumps of behaviour with editline and GNU readline.
No idea.