Re: Data corruption
I've encountered the same with gpasman as well as kpasman, heres the response from the author of kpasman which should explain why what you describe happens.
> I've been using both programs now in hopes
that one will work where the
> other doesn't, unfortunately, both seem to crash after 22 entries with a
> segmentation fault error, data files become corrupt and nolonger usable by
The only bug I know of inherent in both is a limitation on the size of
data entry; gpasman hardcoded 2048 as a buffer limit. Try grabbing the
latest CVS source of kpasman, I added a fix to make it all dynamic -
compile a new binary and see how that goes. (betcha it's the size of the
Well the program works fairly well, in fact, I would have to say it works great and I would recommend the program to anyone interested in keeping track of their passwords in a secure location. But I had an issue where X died on me and it corrupted my password file. Notifying the author back in May 2000 gave me no response. Still waiting.
Too be continued if author responds.