Bug 184687 - x11/mate: Mate freeze on "change password" option
Summary: x11/mate: Mate freeze on "change password" option
Status: In Progress
Alias: None
Product: Ports & Packages
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Individual Port(s) (show other bugs)
Version: Latest
Hardware: Any Any
: Normal Affects Only Me
Assignee: freebsd-gnome (Nobody)
Depends on:
Reported: 2013-12-11 14:30 UTC by sk8harddiefast
Modified: 2020-10-12 22:29 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

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Description sk8harddiefast 2013-12-11 14:30:00 UTC
On System -> Control Center -> About Me -> Change Password when I write my password and press the authentication button then Mate completely Freeze.
Comment 1 Mark Linimon freebsd_committer freebsd_triage 2014-04-13 23:42:29 UTC
Responsible Changed
From-To: freebsd-amd64->gnome

Make this a ports PR, guess at which port it applies to, and assign.
Comment 2 Koop Mast freebsd_committer 2015-07-27 20:27:37 UTC
There is probably a difference in how some of the password related tools work between linux and freebsd. Working on it.
Comment 3 Koop Mast freebsd_committer 2016-01-24 20:20:19 UTC
This looks like a difference between the passwd program on Linux and FreeBSD. On FreeBSD I got a "what is your old password" prompt in the terminal I was running the program from. I currently can't figure out what is going on past that.

I was not able to change the password on a debian Linux machine using the mate-about-me program. But the mate desktop didn't hang and neither did the version of mate (1.12) I tested on FreeBSD.
Comment 4 Walter Schwarzenfeld freebsd_triage 2018-01-13 20:36:19 UTC
Mate has version 1.18.0. Is this still relevant.
Comment 5 rkoberman 2018-01-13 23:28:45 UTC
(In reply to w.schwarzenfeld from comment #4)
No change from the behavior reported. Still a bug.

I enter my existing password and hit "Authenticate". The end. Console shows "Old Password:" prompt. It does not accept input.
Comment 6 rkoberman 2020-10-12 22:29:12 UTC
Just to keep this ticket barely alive, this is still an issue with 1.24. System freezes at "Authenticate". On the console, I see "Old Password:". I tried entering the password there, but it echoed and did not fix anything. I had to kill X, logout, and start over to get a session.