[Date Prev][Date Next] [Thread Prev][Thread Next] [Date Index] [Thread Index]

Bug#720339: debian-installer: Be sure of the keyboard binds before entering the passwords

On 21/08/13 11:58, Christian PERRIER wrote:
> reassign 720339 cdebconf retitle 720339 Please add an option to
> make entered password visible when prompted thanks
> Quoting Cyril Brulebois (kibi@debian.org):
>> 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.
> Hmmm, you're right. I mistakenly understood that what was wanted is
> a way to show the password when it is entered......for anything
> that prompts for the password, while here what's wanted is to allow
> making it visible when it is entered in cdebconf.
> Reassigning to cdebconf (though the same would be needed for
> debconf as well)


I've been looking at it this evening, and I have a patch for cdebconf
that seems to work for both the Newt and GTK frontends. No real idea
how to do it (as in how to present it to the user) in text mode,
though... A little bit more testing and I'll push that by the end of
the week with a couple of other patches I have pending.


Reply to: