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[ANNOUNCEMENT] libxcrypt 4.4.4-1




The following packages have been uploaded to the Cygwin distribution:

* libcrypt2-4.4.4-1
* libcrypt-devel-4.4.4-1

libxcrypt is a modern library for one-way hashing of passwords. It 
supports a wide variety of both modern and historical hashing methods: 
yescrypt, gost-yescrypt, scrypt, bcrypt, sha512crypt, sha256crypt, 
md5crypt, SunMD5, sha1crypt, NT, bsdicrypt, bigcrypt, and descrypt. It 
provides the traditional Unix crypt and crypt_r interfaces, as well as a 
set of extended interfaces.

This switches our crypt(3) implementation to an externally maintained 
one used nowadays by modern Linux distributions.  As this version uses
a different definition of struct crypt_data, it is not ABI compatible
with its predecessor, and therefore applications will need to be rebuilt
to use this version.

In addition, the encrypt(3) and setkey(3) APIs are removed from this version,
as done also by newer Linux distributions, as they only support weak ciphers
which should no longer be used nowadays.

--
Yaakov

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