passwd not echoed by getpass

Erno Kuusela erno-news at
Mon Jul 16 17:18:45 EDT 2001

In article <3B5358BE.CD031688 at>, Sandra Regina
<sandra at> writes:
| Warning: Problem with getpass. Passwords may be echoed. <<<------
|    It's installed on a sun with solaris 2.5.1

your copy of python has probably been compiled without the termios
module. the getpass module tries to use this to turn off terminal
echo, and falls back to raw_input() if it cannot import it.

  -- erno

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