Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 1301984
systemd asking for password on boot: ask_password_tty() deletes too many symbols on screen when deleting special characters
Last modified: 2016-11-24 11:37:59 EST
Description of problem:
When typing special characters like German umlauts ä,ö,ü or the consonant ß, systemd prints two asterisks ("star" symbol, `*`) instead of one. I guess it will be printing 3 or 4 asterisks for some chinese/japanese characters.
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Steps to Reproduce:
1. start `systemd-ask-password foo` on any tty
2. type any password with special characters
3. watch number of asterisks printed
some key presses result in multiple asterisks printed
just one asterisk should be printed
Yeah, a straightforward unicode handling issue.
systemd-222-14.fc23 has been submitted as an update to Fedora 23. https://bodhi.fedoraproject.org/updates/FEDORA-2016-d3fc0f9415
systemd-222-14.fc23 has been pushed to the Fedora 23 testing repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.
See https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/QA:Updates_Testing for
instructions on how to install test updates.
You can provide feedback for this update here: https://bodhi.fedoraproject.org/updates/FEDORA-2016-d3fc0f9415
Typing special characters is fixed now.
Typing dead keys before another key will still add 2 asterisks. This might be Ok, I am not sure.
But there remains one issue:
1. type something with dead keys, e.g. èáû
2. press the delete key until you can't delete anything anymore
Not only the asterisks are deleted, but also part of the prompt.
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