Bug 5596 - kickstart installer handles rootpw --isencrypted incorrectly
kickstart installer handles rootpw --isencrypted incorrectly
Status: CLOSED CURRENTRELEASE
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: installer (Show other bugs)
6.1
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Matt Wilson
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Reported: 1999-10-05 14:02 EDT by ilh
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:37 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 1999-12-22 14:09:02 EST
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Description ilh 1999-10-05 14:02:00 EDT
Line 11 of kickstart.py contains 'isencypted=' but should be
'isencrypted' (no `=').  The extraneous `=' causes the
option to eat the password argument.  --isencrypted is just
a flag that doesn't take an argument.

The workaround is to give --isencrypted a dummy argument in
the kickstart file:

	rootpw --isencrypted WORKAROUND asdflkjasd

Note that mkkickstart produces a kickstart file that doesn't
work.  Another issue: mykickstart output "mouse ps/2", but
"ps/2" isn't a valid choice.  "genericps/2" is the
appropriate choice.

Me thinks the 6.1 kickstart received woefully inadequate
testing.
Comment 1 Jay Turner 1999-10-20 15:24:59 EDT
This issue has been assigned to a developer for further action.
Comment 2 Jay Turner 1999-10-22 14:24:59 EDT
*** Bug 5637 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

Doc says					Should be

lang en					lang en_US
rootpw --iscrypted blah	rootpw --iscrypted extrablah blah
@ C Development			@ Development

The rootpw bug is the worst, since it does not break into the
debugger, it just prints an error that almost disappears from
the screen before halting.

Probably more that is wrong, but thats what I have found so
far. The change to python seems to be a good idea though.


------- Additional Comments From jturner@redhat.com  10/20/99 16:09 -------
This issue has been assigned to a developer for further action.
Comment 3 Matt Wilson 1999-12-22 14:09:59 EST
Fixed in rawhide.

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