Symbol Characters In Password Causing Admin Popups To Fail

Giuseppe Pennisi giupenni78 at
Thu Jan 27 17:20:33 UTC 2011

2011/1/27 Félim Whiteley <felimwhiteley at>:
> Hi Folks,
> I've just rebuilt my system from full disk to only ecrypt home folder. I
> obviously tried make a complicate password. It contains £$! characters and is
> causing a few things to fail to accept it. Jockey wouldn't, gdebi-kde also and
> neither would KPackageKit when I tried to add extra repos. Some do though
> which is odd...
> Taking a VERY rough guess it looks liek it might be the python wrapper apps
> messing up the $... but then again I should try to second guess it ;)
> Do you want bugs for each or are these all well know...

I have the same problem and I have already subscribed this bug ( ). I
think this is a huge bug.

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