[Bugs] #2152 UNSP: Registration fails if user name contains ":"

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Sat Aug 28 09:51:47 EDT 2010

#2152: Registration fails if user name contains ":"
    Reporter:  bernie                     |          Owner:  tomeu                      
        Type:  defect                     |         Status:  new                        
    Priority:  Unspecified by Maintainer  |      Milestone:  Unspecified by Release Team
   Component:  sugar                      |        Version:  Git as of bugdate          
    Severity:  Unspecified                |       Keywords:  dextrose                   
Distribution:  Unspecified                |   Status_field:  Unconfirmed                

Comment(by bernie):

 1. On first boot (or from the "About Me" control panel), type in a name
 containing the ':' character.
 2. go to the Buddy menu and select Register (on recent Dextrose releases,
 you can register multiple times. On other builds, you might have to wipe
 your profile first)
 3. Registration will fail without a clear explanation given. Looking at
 the idmgr logs on the schoolserver reveals the actual issue with ':' being
 an invalid character for any field in /etc/passwd.

Ticket URL: <http://bugs.sugarlabs.org/ticket/2152#comment:3>
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