[Sugar-devel] Replacing Illegal character ':' in username (SL #2152)

Martin Langhoff martin.langhoff at gmail.com
Wed Sep 29 19:13:54 EDT 2010

On Wed, Sep 29, 2010 at 1:32 PM, Dipankar Patro <dipankar at seeta.in> wrote:
> With reference to bug : http://bugs.sugarlabs.org/ticket/2152

The diagnosis of the bug is incorrect. We never use the user-selected
'nickname' as a username in the XS. We do provide it as in the GECOS
info, and there may be a bug in that.

I strongly recommend that you focus on digging for more info on where
the bug triggers

 - is the registration code on the sugar side building an invalid xmlrpm msg?

 - is the registration code on the XS side not escaping the nickname?

 - is the problem somewhere else?

If the problem is in any of the 2 spots I mention, then the ':'
character is the least of our worries ;-)


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