Bug 4388

Summary: Installation script and use of non-alpha numerics in the password.
Product: [Retired] Red Hat Linux Reporter: chris
Component: installerAssignee: Matt Wilson <msw>
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Version: 6.0CC: chris
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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)