Description of problem:
When running firstboot in reconfigure mode, it is impossible to set a root
password. The root password prompt is editable, but the Confirm root password
prompt is disabled. Because of this, only a blank root password can be set.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install Fedora 8. Install updates.
2. touch /etc/reconfigSys; reboot
3. Attempt to set a root password when firstboot runs in reconfigure mode.
The first root password text field is editable, but the confirm root password
text field is disabled.
Both fields should be editable.
Looking through /usr/share/firstboot/modules/rootpassword.py it appears the code
is trying to dynamically enable and disable the confirmation field. For whatever
reason, though, after typing a password into the first field, the confirmation
field is never enabled.
It doesn't seem as though it's necessary to disable this field at all. It is not
disabled in the equivalent screen during installation, and it is not disabled in
the system-config-rootpassword GUI.
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