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Bug 4388 - Installation script and use of non-alpha numerics in the password.
Summary: Installation script and use of non-alpha numerics in the password.
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: installer
Version: 6.0
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Matt Wilson
QA Contact:
Depends On:
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Reported: 1999-08-06 04:30 UTC by chris
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:37 UTC (History)
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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2000-02-11 16:03:09 UTC

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Description chris 1999-08-06 04:30:52 UTC
Using RedHat 6.0 (Hedgewig) and using a password containing
a $ in it during installation seems not to work.

Using the "passwd" utility after the installation allowed
the password containing a $ to work.

My guess is the installation (shell script?) took the '$'
not-literally and expanded it to something else,
effectively changing the password.

Comment 1 Jay Turner 2000-02-11 16:03:59 UTC
This issue is resolved in the latest installer (available in beta)

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