Bug#720339: debian-installer: Be sure of the keyboard binds before entering the passwords
Christian PERRIER <email@example.com> (2013-08-21):
> Quoting Cyril Brulebois (firstname.lastname@example.org):
> > Hello tueslibre,
> > Tuxicoman <email@example.com> (2013-08-20):
> > > A proposal to fix this bug vould be :
> > > 1. Have another texbox on the same screen where the user could test his
> > > keyboard layout.
> > > 2. Have an option to not mask the password in the textbox while typing it like
> > > we have on Android for example (only the last letter is shown)
> > 2. has been mentioned in other bug reports already (WEP/WPA passphrases
> > notably), and looks like a good idea. Needs someone to implement it
> > though.
> I however wonder what this has to do with the installer. So we now
> have yet another wrongly assigned bug report that will quietly sleep
> in the BTS until someone takes care to triage it.
> In this case, it is however difficult to reassign as it should
> theoretically assigned to everything that prompts for a password
> (crypto stuff, login, various display managers, etc, etc.)
I think that's just a matter of implementing a checkbox (or similar) in
debconf frontend, so that one can unmask the password at will? At least
that's what was discussed for the WEP/WPA thing.