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Re: [Debconf-devel] Bug#636219: How can we quote # in a value passed to debconf-set-selections?

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[1], 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

[1] Using clear-text passwords makes it more likely to be two problems..

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