[Pkg-shadow-devel] Bug#432335: Can't login when upper case letters were enforced on me

shaulka at 012.net.il shaulka at 012.net.il
Mon Jul 9 13:44:26 UTC 2007

Package: login
Version: 1:
Severity: normal

  I had a login (lower case) prompt and mistakenly put my elbow on the keybord.
As a result the following was entered as the user name:


so I got a LOGIN INCORRECT message. In addition, I was prompted for the
user name and pssword by upper case letters ( HOSTNAME LOGIN and PASSWORD).
Echoing the user name that I entered was also in upper case letters.
  I couldn't login, even though I entered the correct password (LOGIN INCORRECT).
Finally I got a MAXIMUM NUMBER OF TRIES EXCEEDED (5) message. After that,
the contents of /etc/issue was displayed and login got back to the usual lower case
  Now I can login again.

-- System Information:
Debian Release: lenny/sid
  APT prefers testing
  APT policy: (600, 'testing'), (50, 'unstable')
Architecture: i386 (i686)

Kernel: Linux 2.6.20-3.pentium3.1
Locale: LANG=C, LC_CTYPE=C (charmap=ANSI_X3.4-1968)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash

Versions of packages login depends on:
ii  libc6                         2.5-9+b1   GNU C Library: Shared libraries
ii  libpam-modules                0.79-4     Pluggable Authentication Modules f
ii  libpam-runtime                0.79-4     Runtime support for the PAM librar
ii  libpam0g                      0.79-4     Pluggable Authentication Modules l

login recommends no packages.

-- no debconf information

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