[Bug 1761644] Re: Delete the password for the live session on all flavors

Launchpad Bug Tracker 1761644 at bugs.launchpad.net
Fri Aug 17 07:29:15 UTC 2018

This bug was fixed in the package casper - 1.395

casper (1.395) cosmic; urgency=medium

  * scripts/casper-bottom/25adduser:
    Set empty live user password on all flavours, this was previously
    gdm specific. Also drop systemd unit hack as it wasnt actually
    needed (LP: #1761644)

 -- Tim Lunn <tim at feathertop.org>  Sat, 07 Apr 2018 14:38:10 +1000

** Changed in: casper (Ubuntu)
       Status: Triaged => Fix Released

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  Delete the password for the live session on all flavors

Status in casper package in Ubuntu:
  Fix Released

Bug description:
  A historical Ubuntu GNOME bug fix deleted the password for the live user. To get around auto-login bugs in gdm. These later carried over to Ubuntu when they switched back to GNOME.

  Now seems like the other flavors want this behavior also. It avoids
  the password prompts when logging into a TTY for example.

  My previous hack from a few years ago of injecting a systemd unit is
  no longer required, lets just delete the "blank" password when we add
  the live session user in casper.

  [Test Case]
  1. Login to a tty should not require you to press "enter" at the password: prompt (for blank password)
  2. Under gnome-shell you should not be able to lock the screen with <super+L> or through the user menu

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