[Pkg-shadow-devel] Bug#536560: [login] username with accentued characters cannot login

Nicolas François nicolas.francois at centraliens.net
Sat Jul 18 16:56:08 UTC 2009

reassign 536560 util-linux


On Sat, Jul 11, 2009 at 09:01:08AM +0200, Baggett Jonas wrote:
> When I try to login with an username with an accentued character, I get
> "login incorrect" without I could type the password.
> When I want to type again the username, I noticed that the accuentued
> characters are no more printed correctly :
> é is printed C)
> è is printed C(
> ê is printed C*
> à is printed C (with a space after)
> However I can login with su and with kdm 4.2.4 (sid)
> although it was not possible with kdm 4.2.2 (testing)

This first login prompt is handled by getty, not by login.
Hence I reassign this bug.

I can also confirm this behavior with util-linux 2.15.1~rc1-1.

Best Regards,

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