Policy Kit auth dialogue lists me as "${My Name},,,,"

Bug #201495 reported by Alexander Jones on 2008-03-12
This bug affects 3 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Fix Released
policykit-gnome (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Binary package hint: policykit-gnome

It seems it just uses the comment field in /etc/passwd

alex:x:1000:1000:Alexander Jones,,,,:/home/alex:/bin/bash

I think the commas delimit a list of other fields which "adduser" prompts you for:

Enter the new value, or press ENTER for the default
 Full Name []:
 Room Number []:
 Work Phone []:
 Home Phone []:
 Other []:

I am not sure if this comment field style is the default, or if I created it somehow.

Regardless, gnome-about-me correctly parses it and names me "Alexander Jones".

ProblemType: Bug
Architecture: i386
Date: Wed Mar 12 17:52:25 2008
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 8.04
Package: policykit-gnome 0.7-2
PackageArchitecture: i386
SourcePackage: policykit-gnome
Uname: Linux 2.6.24-11-386 i686

Alexander Jones (alex-weej) wrote :
Alexander Jones (alex-weej) wrote :
Ben (benc) wrote :


  ben@dev:~$ grep ben /etc/passwd

This is http://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=541945, but I can't be bothered registering the project to link this properly.

James Westby (james-w) on 2008-09-10
Changed in policykit-gnome:
importance: Undecided → Low
status: New → Triaged
Changed in policykit:
status: Unknown → New
James Westby (james-w) on 2008-09-11
Changed in policykit:
importance: Unknown → Undecided
status: New → Invalid
Changed in policykit-gnome:
status: Unknown → New
Alec Wright (alecjw) wrote :

Confirmed in intrepid (see dupe: bug 286148)

Michael Terry (mterry) wrote :

Here's a Jaunty debdiff that contains the patch in the upstream bug.

Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package policykit-gnome - 0.9-1ubuntu3

policykit-gnome (0.9-1ubuntu3) jaunty; urgency=low

  * Add 05-no-commas.patch: Don't show excess commas when displaying user's
    real name. (LP: #201495)

 -- Michael Terry <email address hidden> Thu, 22 Jan 2009 15:20:33 -0500

Changed in policykit-gnome:
status: Triaged → Fix Released
Changed in policykit-gnome:
status: New → Fix Released
Michael Terry (mterry) on 2009-10-28
tags: added: oem-services
Changed in policykit-gnome:
importance: Unknown → Medium
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