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Bug #1540

Installation root password is immediately marked expired

Added by Chris Drake about 8 years ago. Updated 3 months ago.

Status:
Resolved
Priority:
Normal
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Category:
Desktop (JDS)
Target version:
Start date:
2011-09-19
Due date:
% Done:

100%

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Difficulty:
Bite-size
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Description

The installation process asks for a root password. Once the system is booted and running, any attempt to, for example, add new packages will silently fail (when using the GUI, which asks for the root password and then vanishes). It's not until you try to 'su' on a terminal window that you find out the just-supplied root password is now marked as expired, and you have to put in a new one.

While not major, this is annoying and quite confusing (since things fail with no messages) until you figure out what's going on.

This is on the 151a release image, 64-bit install.

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#1

Updated by Tundra Slosek about 8 years ago

This one caught me too. This is also issues #636, #579, #1055. I agree with the discussion in #1055 about the correct way to handle this - i.e. GUI tools that prompt for root password to escalate, should also gracefully handle root password expiration (minimally failing with an accurate error, maximally allowing change).

#2

Updated by Michal Nowak 3 months ago

  • Category changed from Caiman (Installer) to Desktop (JDS)
  • Status changed from New to Resolved
  • % Done changed from 0 to 100
  • Tags deleted (needs-triage)

Tundra Slosek wrote:

... I agree with the discussion in #1055 about the correct way to handle this - i.e. GUI tools that prompt for root password to escalate, should also gracefully handle root password expiration (minimally failing with an accurate error, maximally allowing change).

We have this arrangement for quite some time.

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