[Pkg-shadow-devel] Bug#507094: Login, and the shell presented after login, are in all caps when an arrow key ([A, [D, [B, [C) is typed as a login name
jeff.welling at gmail.com
Thu Nov 27 23:10:36 UTC 2008
When any of the arrow keys ([A, [D, [B, [C) are used as a login name
(And no additional text) when logging in from a Terminal (Not SSH), all
text outputed thereafter until login is restarted is in caps.
When I input arrow keys as a username, I would normally expect them to
be disregarded. Instead, they put login into some sort of all-caps
mode, where it prints only capitalized characters to the screen. This
behaviour continues if one successfully logs into the machine after
login is put into this anomalous all-caps mode. Note that if an
incorrect login is entered enough times to restart login, it goes back
to the normal capitalization, as does the shell you are presented with
upon successful login. If one logs in and is presented with an all-caps
shell, logging out and logging in again without using any arrow keys in
any of the login names, you should be presented with a regular
If you accidentally type in an arrow key by mistake and put login into
the all-caps mode, then you can enter an incorrect login 5 times and
login will be restarted presenting you with a regular prompt. The same
can be done to get out of an all-caps shell that you may have been put
in by this bug.
I have not modified login past installing the default Debian Stable
login depends on libpam-modules >= 0.72-5
Linux shmee 2.6.18-6-686 #1 SMP Mon Aug 18 08:42:39 UTC 2008 i686 GNU/Linux
ls -l /lib/libc.so.6
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 13 2008-08-09 01:56 /lib/libc.so.6 -> libc-2.3.6.so
reportbug -q --template -T none -s none -S normal -b --list-cc none -q login
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Using 'jeff <jeff at shmee.osnetwork>' as your from address.
Getting status for login...
Will send report to Debian (per lsb_release).
Maintainer for login is 'Shadow package maintainers
<pkg-shadow-devel at lists.alioth.debian.org>'.
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From: jeff <jeff at shmee.osnetwork>
To: Debian Bug Tracking System <submit at bugs.debian.org>
-- System Information:
Debian Release: 4.0
APT prefers stable
APT policy: (500, 'stable')
Architecture: i386 (i686)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash
Kernel: Linux 2.6.18-6-686
Locale: LANG=en_US.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_US.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Versions of packages login depends on:
ii libc6 2.3.6.ds1-13etch7 GNU C Library: Shared libraries
ii libpam-modules 0.79-5 Pluggable Authentication
ii libpam-runtime 0.79-5 Runtime support for the PAM
ii libpam0g 0.79-5 Pluggable Authentication
login recommends no packages.
-- no debconf information
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