Bug#501849: Please permit installation with an empty user password - Debian

This is a discussion on Bug#501849: Please permit installation with an empty user password - Debian ; Package: user-setup Version: 1.23 Severity: wishlist Tags: patch User: ubuntu-devel@lists.ubuntu.com Usertags: origin-ubuntu intrepid ubuntu-patch When performing an install, the user cannot proceed without entering a non-empty password. This remains the case even when an empty password has been specifically preseeded. ...

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  1. Bug#501849: Please permit installation with an empty user password

    Package: user-setup
    Version: 1.23
    Severity: wishlist
    Tags: patch
    User: ubuntu-devel@lists.ubuntu.com
    Usertags: origin-ubuntu intrepid ubuntu-patch

    When performing an install, the user cannot proceed without entering a
    non-empty password. This remains the case even when an empty password
    has been specifically preseeded.

    For most use cases, this is clearly entirely the correct behaviour. In
    those rare cases where someone really, really, wants to have an empty
    password for an automatically created user, it would be nice if
    user-setup would allow this directly, rather than requiring workarounds
    such as reset with late_command.

    The attached patch creates an additional internal-use-only preseed
    boolean: passwd/allow-password-empty which when set to true allows the
    use of an empty password, either interactively or through preseeding.
    Users will still be asked for a password, but will not be forced to
    enter one.

    I've created the patch against revision 56349 in SVN, but would be happy
    to update it to a newer revision with modifications if requested.

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    Emmet HIKORY


  2. Bug#501849: Please permit installation with an empty user password

    Emmet Hikory writes:

    > I've created the patch against revision 56349 in SVN, but would be happy
    > to update it to a newer revision with modifications if requested.


    Your patch doesn't follow the coding style (I guess you did it to
    avoid a bigger diff) and would be nice if you could fix it.

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  3. Bug#501849: Please permit installation with an empty user password

    Otavio Salvador writes:

    > Emmet Hikory writes:
    >
    >> I've created the patch against revision 56349 in SVN, but would be happy
    >> to update it to a newer revision with modifications if requested.

    >
    > Your patch doesn't follow the coding style (I guess you did it to
    > avoid a bigger diff) and would be nice if you could fix it.


    my fault. Except by a newline before the new comments your patch looks
    right.

    Sorry.

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