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has caused the Debian Bug report #516295,
regarding pwgen generate passwords with 0O1l characted when --capitalize is 
used together with --ambiguous
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Package: pwgen
Version: 2.06-1

Man page says:

       -B, --ambiguous
              Don't use characters that could be confused  by  the  user  when
              printed,  such  as 'l' and '1', or '0' or 'O'.  This reduces the
              number of possible passwords significantly, and as such  reduces
              the  quality  of  the passwords.  It may be useful for users who
              have bad vision, but in general use of this option is not recom-

it works when --capitalize is not used. But if it is used, some paswords contains 'O'.

semik:~$while true; do pwgen --ambiguous --capitalize --num-passwords 1; done 
|grep '[0O1l]'

I'm testing this on Debian GNU/Linux Lenny with distribution kernel 2.6.26-1-amd64

Best regards
Jan Tomasek aka Semik

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fixed 516295 pwgen/2.07-1
fixed 574265 pwgen/2.07-1

These two bugs (516295 and 574265) are dups that were fixed in commit
e13c85a77658.   The repro in #516295:

while true; do pwgen --ambiguous --capitalize --num-passwords 1; done |grep 

is no longer emitting any output.

                                - Ted

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