[Bug 20851] New: about-me control center applet freezes forever when I'm trying to change password

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Ubuntu | gnome-control-center

           Summary: about-me control center applet freezes forever when I'm
                    trying to change password
           Product: Ubuntu
           Version: unspecified
          Platform: i386
        OS/Version: Linux
            Status: UNCONFIRMED
          Severity: normal
          Priority: P2
         Component: gnome-control-center
        AssignedTo: seb128 at ubuntu.com
        ReportedBy: mantas at akl.lt
         QAContact: desktop-bugs at lists.ubuntu.com


I've set password of one user in my system to empty (removed all symbols in
/etc/shadow password field) and told him, that he must change password when he
will login first time. After few days this user told, that he can't change
password, because about-me control center applet freezes forever when I'm trying
to change password :(
This bug is 100% reproducible:

1. login with some user
2. removed all symbols in /etc/shadow password field for that user
3. Choose System->Settings->"About Me" and then press on "Change Password.." button
4. Don't enter anything in "Old password" field (because password is empty - try
to login in console for testing) and enter new password twice.

Actual results:

About-me control center applet freezes forever when trying to change password

Expected tesults:

1. About-me control center applet's "Change Password" dialog should'nt ask for
old password if there are no password (password is empty) - "Change Password"
dialog shouldn't display field "Old password" or this field should be disabled
in this dialog if there are no password (password is empty). Command-line tool
for password changing - passwd command does exactly what user expect - it
doesn't ask for old password (current password), when password is empty.
2. About-me control center applet should'nt freeze forever when trying to change
password :)

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