Ubiquity - <8-character passwords for turning off secure boot never match

Bug #1551265 reported by Øystein Steffensen-Alværvik on 2016-02-29
This bug affects 2 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
One Hundred Papercuts
ubiquity (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

I launched the installer from a live USB desktop environment. After a couple of steps I marked the boxes to download updates while installing and install third-party software. To install third-party software I checked the box to turn off secure boot. I entered a seven-character password, but the installer said they did not match (but I know they do)! When I type any password combination, as long as it is less than 8 characters or digits, the installer says Passwords do not match. Any password with 8 characters or above work.

Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial Xerus Daily release 20160229 amd64 with MATE desktop, downloaded from http://iso.qa.ubuntu.com/qatracker/milestones/351/builds

  Installed: 2.21.47
  Candidate: 2.21.47
  Version table:
 *** 2.21.47 500
        500 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial/main amd64 Packages
        100 /var/lib/dpkg/status

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 16.04
Package: ubiquity 2.21.47
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 4.4.0-8.23-generic 4.4.2
Uname: Linux 4.4.0-8-generic x86_64
ApportVersion: 2.20-0ubuntu3
Architecture: amd64
CasperVersion: 1.367
CurrentDesktop: MATE
Date: Mon Feb 29 14:10:32 2016
InstallCmdLine: BOOT_IMAGE=/casper/vmlinuz.efi file=/cdrom/preseed/ubuntu-mate.seed boot=casper quiet splash ---
LiveMediaBuild: Ubuntu-MATE 16.04 LTS "Xenial Xerus" - Alpha amd64 (20160229)
 PATH=(custom, no user)
SourcePackage: ubiquity
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)

Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

Status changed to 'Confirmed' because the bug affects multiple users.

Changed in ubiquity (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Changed in ubiquity (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → High
Changed in hundredpapercuts:
status: New → Confirmed
importance: Undecided → High
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