gksu does not ask for specific password with libpam-otpw

Bug #743668 reported by Riku Eskelinen
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Bug Description

Binary package hint: gksu

I'm using Natty and gksu does not prompt for specific password when libpam-otpw is being used.

What happens:
1. I launch f. ex. synaptic with "gksu synaptic"
2. Gksu asks for "Password".
3. I have no information of which password (out of the list of 280 passwords generated by otpw-gen) gksu wants. Fallback to normal unix password does not seem to work either.
4. Can't open application.

What should happen:
1. I launch f. ex. synaptic with "gksu synaptic"
2. Gksu asks for "Password 123".
3. I type the password in.
4. If it is correct, application should be launched. If it is incorrect, gksu should fall back to unix password.

Sudo and GDM, for example, seem to handle this correctly.

libpam-otpw:
  Installed: 1.3-2
  Candidate: 1.3-2
  Version table:
 *** 1.3-2 0
        500 http://fi.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ natty/universe amd64 Packages
        100 /var/lib/dpkg/status

sudo:
  Installed: 1.7.4p4-5ubuntu5
  Candidate: 1.7.4p4-5ubuntu5
  Version table:
 *** 1.7.4p4-5ubuntu5 0
        500 http://fi.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ natty/main amd64 Packages
        100 /var/lib/dpkg/status

gksu:
  Installed: 2.0.2-5ubuntu2
  Candidate: 2.0.2-5ubuntu2
  Version table:
 *** 2.0.2-5ubuntu2 0
        500 http://fi.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ natty/main amd64 Packages
        100 /var/lib/dpkg/status

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 11.04
Package: gksu 2.0.2-5ubuntu2
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.38-7.39-generic 2.6.38
Uname: Linux 2.6.38-7-generic x86_64
Architecture: amd64
CheckboxSubmission: cbd477ae80fb850ed262ecd426db3d11
CheckboxSystem: daed2f3d6643b4a84b4520a2427f8c2b
Date: Sun Mar 27 17:43:28 2011
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 11.04 "Natty Narwhal" - Alpha amd64 (20110302)
ProcEnviron:
 LANGUAGE=fi:en
 LANG=fi_FI.UTF-8
 SHELL=/bin/bash
SourcePackage: gksu
UpgradeStatus: Upgraded to natty on 2011-03-26 (1 days ago)

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