[arch-dev-public] Build openvpn in --enable-password-save option

Eric Belanger belanger at ASTRO.UMontreal.CA
Fri Jul 11 13:42:54 EDT 2008

On Fri, 11 Jul 2008, Thomas Bächler wrote:

> Thomas Bächler schrieb:
>> I haven't seen TomK in a while, so I'm bringing this to the list: The 
>> auth-user-pass option of openvpn allows you to specify a plaintext file 
>> containing a username and a password. However, this feature is disabled by 
>> default. This means that everyone who wants to use it will have to rebuild 
>> openvpn.
>> I want to enable the --enable-password-save option in our openvpn package. 
>> IMO, our users are smart enough to know the security implications of saving 
>> a password in a plaintext file. Enabling this option is completely safe if 
>> you don't use this feature.
>> What do you think?
> NVM, I met TomK on IRC and he told me to go ahead.

openvpn is a core package so it should go in testing for signoff. You just 
committed it to extra.
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