[SOLVED] Bug- Root password is not confirmed on installation

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[SOLVED] Bug- Root password is not confirmed on installation

Postby jesus92gz » 2015-03-08 21:21

Hello.

I don't know where to place the bug and how to communicate with Debian developers, so I will write it here.

I'm doing a clean install of Debian 8 in a qemu-kvm virtual machine on a Debian 7 host.

The problem is that when I'm doing the installation, if I place no password in the root password, and then I write a password in the password confirmation field, it will not confirm that the first password is blank.
Maybe this is the default behaviour, I don't really know how the process of password confirmation works.

I would be glad to know how to submit bugs another way too.
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Re: Bug - Root password is not confirmed on installation

Postby Head_on_a_Stick » 2015-03-08 21:32

Does it accept the password?

If you do not fill in the root password in the installer the root account is locked (ie cannot be accessed by normal log in methods).

To report a bug, see here:
https://www.debian.org/Bugs/Reporting

EDIT: @dasein -- I thought you used startpage.com :P
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Re: Bug - Root password is not confirmed on installation

Postby dasein » 2015-03-08 21:52

Head_on_a_Stick wrote:EDIT: @dasein -- I thought you used startpage.com :P

I do--all the goodness of Google (well, most of it) without any "bubbling." But there's no lmstfy.com, and I sorta wanted to punctuate the point.
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Re: Bug - Root password is not confirmed on installation

Postby jesus92gz » 2015-03-08 22:00

Thank you, I will submit it there.

I searched in Google before creating this thread, being forwarded to https://www.debian.org/Bugs/ but I could not find any useful link.
I will follow the guide on how to submit a bug, which Head_on_a_stick suggested ( https://www.debian.org/Bugs/Reporting )

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Re: Bug - Root password is not confirmed on installation

Postby Head_on_a_Stick » 2015-03-08 22:25

jesus92gz wrote:Thank you, I will submit it there.

Are you sure it is a bug?

Was the root account activated in the installed system with the password entered in the "confirm" field only?

If it was not activated, I would think that would be the expected behavior.
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Re: Bug - Root password is not confirmed on installation

Postby jesus92gz » 2015-03-09 00:39

Head_on_a_Stick wrote:Was the root account activated in the installed system with the password entered in the "confirm" field only?


I didn't try. The bug report hasn't been submitted yet.
Another problem is that I'm not able to change root password after setting it up (correctly or wrongly) in the installation process.

I don't know if this is the "default" behaviour, but it would be interesting to change this value in any step of the installation.

I think that this "bug" may be more of a suggestion than a problem-to-solve. I'm guessing that it may be a security feature in order to not allow root password changes during installation after setting it up.
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Re: Bug - Root password is not confirmed on installation

Postby Head_on_a_Stick » 2015-03-09 08:06

jesus92gz wrote:Another problem is that I'm not able to change root password after setting it up (correctly or wrongly) in the installation process.

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su -c 'passwd root'


Or if your user is in the sudo group:
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sudo passwd root


I must admit that I've always entered a root password when installing Debian so I don't know for sure but I think that if no root password is entered during the installation process, any user created gets added to the sudo group automatically.
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Re: Bug - Root password is not confirmed on installation

Postby jesus92gz » 2015-03-09 20:22

Yes. My user is added to sudoers.
I have just installed Debian 8 in a virtual machine again, to try this behaviour.
I have been able to change root password running sudo and login to root account.

I did not submit the bug report finally.

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