cracklib - A password-checking library

Distribution: PCLinuxOS
Repository: PCLinuxOS x86_64
Package name: cracklib
Package version: 2.9.1
Package release: 1pclos2014
Package architecture: x86_64
Package type: rpm
Installed size: 106.24 KB
Download size: 106.24 KB
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CrackLib tests passwords to determine whether they match certain security-oriented characteristics. You can use CrackLib to stop users from choosing passwords which would be easy to guess. CrackLib performs certain tests: * 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; * 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'll also want to install the cracklib-dicts package.



  • rpmlib(CompressedFileNames) <= 3.0.4-1
  • rpmlib(PayloadFilesHavePrefix) <= 4.0-1
  • rpmlib(PayloadIsLzma) <= 4.4.6-1


  • cracklib = 2.9.1-1pclos2014
  • cracklib(x86-64) = 2.9.1-1pclos2014


  • lib64crack2 < 2.8.15
  • libcrack2 < 2.8.15

    Install Howto

    1. Enable PCLinuxOS x86_64 repository in /etc/apt/sources.list:
      rpm pclinuxos/64bit x86_64
    2. Update the package index:
      # apt-get update
    3. Install cracklib rpm package:
      # apt-get install cracklib