[BUG] FTP password handling completely broken in 0.90

Robert Collins robertc at robertcollins.net
Sun Sep 2 22:48:57 BST 2007

On Sun, 2007-09-02 at 23:46 +0200, Bernd Eggink wrote:
> Bzr now stores passwords provided with FTP URLs, but _never_ uses them; it 
> always prompts the user. OTOH, if no password has been provided with the 
> URL, it does _not_ prompt; instead, the login fails immediately, without 
> giving the user a chance to supply a password interactively. This is bizarre.
> I'm using a lot of FTP repositories; in fact, I switched from subversion to 
> bazaar mainly because it supports FTP. As it is, 0.90 is practically 
> unusable for me, and I have to stick to 0.18.

This is quite serious. If we fix this promptly I think we should do
0.90.1 to correct it.

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