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Bug#907910: debian-installer: Not possible to reset root password

On Tue, Sep 04, 2018 at 12:48:48AM +0200, Tuxicoman wrote:
>Package: debian-installer
>Severity: normal
>Dear Maintainer,
>I tested Debian testing installer the 4 september 2018
>At one step, the installer asks for setting the root password.
>I pressed Enter, without entering any password, and the installer went to the
>next step (creating user accounts)
>I tried to fix this by restarting at a previous step (network configuration)
>but the root password step doesn't show anymore. It jumps to user account
>creation step directly after network configuration.
>Bugs are :
>- maybe empty root password should not be allowed

That's a deliberate choice - see later.

>- the root password setting step should be replayable

But this is clearly a bug, yes. The code in user-setup-ask has a state
machine that doesn't cope with this. :-(

Steve McIntyre, Cambridge, UK.                                steve@einval.com
You raise the blade, you make the change... You re-arrange me 'til I'm sane...

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