Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 429116
Configuration files being truncated in satellite
Last modified: 2009-02-19 11:19:00 EST
Description of problem:
When using the WebUI to edit configuration files, the entered configuration file
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1.Create a configuration channel
2.From the Channel Overview screen, select 'Add Files'
3.On the 'Add Files' submenu, select 'Create file'
4.On the next screen, type a file name and then some file contents in the large
5. Click the 'Create Configuration File' button
The saved file occasionally has the last few characters truncated. For example,
in one of our config files we have:
chage -d 0 root
as the last line.
This is always truncated to:
chage -d 0 r
No truncation should occur
There is no proxy in this configuration and the browser is running on the
This is happening with short files (<1K)
Workaround is to add a comment as the last line of the file if possible as it
does not matter if this is truncated.
OK, the culprit is the following line in the configuration file:
/usr/sbin/usermod -p '$1$yñ1üµßIA$2HQp.OK2aS9lMt20ApKKI/' linux
Without this line, we don't see any truncation.
That for sure is BZ#427569. The problem comes about by the use of UTF8
Characters in Configuration Files. This apparently was not foreseen in Satellite
5, but has been fixes in http://seg.rdu.redhat.com/scripts/hotfix/edit.pl?id=2489
Its definitely Bug 427569 - can close as a duplicate.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 427569 ***