On Friday 08 October 2004 18:43, Joey Hess wrote: > Colin Watson wrote: > > Or passwd/root-passwd with an invented 'hash' flag set. Yes, I think that would work, although (playing devil's advocate, somewhat), a hash is just a string with different semantics. Normally, the semantics are held in the keyword and the value is some dumb storage (boolean, string, whatever). Having different meanings for passwd/root-passwd (== "plain-text password", "md5 hash", ...) means the handling of passwd/root-password-again becomes somewhat convoluted. > > Joey (or anyone), does the preseeding infrastructure support debconf > > flags? > > No it doesn't, although I think we could extend it to do so without > bending the file format too badly. Would this involve a lot of work? I think both: passwd/root-passwd hash $1$oybxvvkS$cjtsxW4.ss1vRVpoxie1A1 and passwd/root-passwd-hash string $1$oybxvvkS$cjtsxW4.ss1vRVpoxie1A1 would work, but I suspect the latter to be easier to implement. Cheers, Paul.
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