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Bug 85128 - install time root password dialog rejects space characters in passwd
Summary: install time root password dialog rejects space characters in passwd
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 84705
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: anaconda
Version: 9
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Jeremy Katz
QA Contact: Mike McLean
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2003-02-25 22:59 UTC by David Wilson
Modified: 2008-01-17 17:49 UTC (History)
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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2006-02-21 18:51:59 UTC

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Description David Wilson 2003-02-25 22:59:48 UTC
Description of problem:
When entering the root password during an install, a space character is 
rejected as "not being an ascii character".

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Try entering a password containing a space
Actual results:
error message about password containing a non-ascii character

Expected results:

password would be accepted

Additional info:

Last time I looked ASCII (not ascii) characters went from 00 (nul) to 7f (del).
You probably do not want people using control characters but I cannot see any 
reason to forbid a space character. The error message text is wrong and the 
code that tests for invalid characters is to restrictive.

Comment 1 Jeremy Katz 2003-02-25 23:09:46 UTC

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 84705 ***

Comment 2 Red Hat Bugzilla 2006-02-21 18:51:59 UTC
Changed to 'CLOSED' state since 'RESOLVED' has been deprecated.

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