Bug 1294243 - grub2-setpassword only work when locale is C [NEEDINFO]
grub2-setpassword only work when locale is C
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7
Classification: Red Hat
Component: grub2 (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: rmarshall
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Reported: 2015-12-25 12:15 EST by Michael Scherer
Modified: 2016-11-04 00:00 EDT (History)
3 users (show)

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Fixed In Version: grub2-2.02-0.34
Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Cause: Alternate locales translate the output from CLI tools. Consequence: Searching for proper output in the shell script failed because of the translation; thus grub2-setpassword would fail because it put the wrong string into the password file. Fix: Set Locale for that specific call in the shell script to ensure the output is what we expected to parse. Result: grub2-setpassword works
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Last Closed: 2016-11-04 00:00:28 EDT
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Description Michael Scherer 2015-12-25 12:15:13 EST
Description of problem:
I tried to use grub2-setpassword today. But it did generate a incorrect configuration file. It seems the script is removing the output of grub2-mkpassword using sed, but not taking in account potential translation. So it should be run with LC_ALL=C as variable.

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

# rpm -q grub2-tools

How reproducible:

each time

Steps to Reproduce:
1. LC_ALL=fr_FR.utf8 grub2-setpassword
2. enter password twice

Actual results:

# cat /boot/grub2/user.cfg
GRUB2_PASSWORD=Entrez le mot de passe : 
Entrez de nouveau le mot de passe : 
Le hachage PBKDF2 du mot de passe est grub.pbkdf2.sha512.10000.9AACE61E4541D7935629D4DE69

Expected results:

# cat /boot/grub2/user.cfg

Additional info:

The workaround is quite easy:

  LC_ALL=C grub2-setpassword

Also, even if the locale is set to a foreign language, the prompt will not change. And make sure to use a locale where grub2 is translated to, otherwise, it will work fine.
Comment 2 Michael Scherer 2015-12-26 06:53:33 EST
Related to https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1292830 (found out after facing the problem on my own system)
Comment 7 errata-xmlrpc 2016-11-04 00:00:28 EDT
Since the problem described in this bug report should be
resolved in a recent advisory, it has been closed with a
resolution of ERRATA.

For information on the advisory, and where to find the updated
files, follow the link below.

If the solution does not work for you, open a new bug report.


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