[CentOS] Fedora change that will probably affect RHEL

Sat Jul 25 17:24:56 UTC 2015
Scott Robbins <scottro at nyc.rr.com>

On Sat, Jul 25, 2015 at 11:16:18AM -0600, Chris Murphy wrote:
> On Sat, Jul 25, 2015 at 9:40 AM, Scott Robbins <scottro at nyc.rr.com> wrote:
> > This might show up twice, I think I sent it from a bad address previously.
> > If so, please accept my apologies.
> >
> >
> >  In Fedora 22, one developer (and only one) decided that if the password
> >  chosen during installation wasn't of sufficient strength, the install
> >  wouldn't continue.  A bug was filed, and there was also a great deal of
> >  aggravation about it on the Fedora testing list.  So, it was dropped.
> >
> >  However, like a US (and probably other countries) politician who has one
> >  bad law suddenly exposed, it seems they are doing it for F23, judging from
> >  a test installation. I've filed a bug if anyone wants to chime in and ask
> >  them not to do it.
> >
> >  https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1246771
> This is a good write up on the story:
> https://lwn.net/Articles/639405/
> And the proposal for Fedora 23:
> https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Changes/Standardized_passphrase_policy
> And the discussion for Workstation's behavior:
> https://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/desktop/2015-July/012588.html

Kevin Fenzi responded to my post on Fedora testing saying that at least it
is  FESCO decisions this time, not just a one man one, and asked for
patience.  (My knee-jerk response is why are they even discussing it after
last time, but I refrained.)  Thank you for the links Chris.

Scott Robbins
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