Bug 78526 - ver 2.3.3-3 improperly prompts for root passwd on upgrade
Summary: ver 2.3.3-3 improperly prompts for root passwd on upgrade
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: redhat-config-kickstart
Version: 8.0
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Brent Fox
QA Contact:
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2002-11-25 07:00 UTC by R P Herrold
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:38 UTC (History)
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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2002-11-25 07:02:24 UTC

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sample which provoked the error state (709 bytes, text/plain)
2002-11-25 07:02 UTC, R P Herrold
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Description R P Herrold 2002-11-25 07:00:34 UTC
Title says it all

In setting up a minimal _upgrade_ ks.cfg file, the logic improperly prompts for
a root password.  By definition, the root password is already set in an upgrade

Solution: omit this logic branch when upgrade is selected.

Comment 1 R P Herrold 2002-11-25 07:02:18 UTC
Created attachment 86267 [details]
sample which provoked the error state

Comment 2 Brent Fox 2002-11-26 16:08:54 UTC
Should be fixed in redhat-config-kickstart-2.3.4-1, which should appear in
Rawhide in the next day or so.  The message about the root password will no
longer appear if you're doing an upgrade.  However, the line will still be
written to the file.  Anaconda expects certain lines to be there, although they
are ignored in the upgrade case.  At least, that's what katzj tells me.

However, I make no claims about the stablility of this version.  I have added
lots of new code to handle opening existing kickstart files and also handling
multiple network devices.  This code is untested and probably has bugs.  Feel
free to check it out, though.

Thanks for your report.

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