Petter Reinholdtsen wrote: > [Joey Hess] > >> In the case of Debian Edu configuration scripts, this bug meant > >> that a password containing a # character would be truncated > > > > AFAIK, a crypted password string will not contain a `#`. > > > > Also, d-i's password preseeding does not involve debconf's version > > of debconf-set-selections. > > See #664976 for the details of the Debian Edu problem. Clear text > passwords are passed from d-i to /target/ using > debconf-set-selections, and breaking for passwords like '*#secret'. Clearly debian-edu has a problem, but I also see you've worked around it there. I see no indication that this is likely to affect more other users than would have their preseed files broken by making this change to stable. -- see shy jo  Using clear-text passwords makes it more likely to be two problems..
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