On System -> Control Center -> About Me -> Change Password when I write my password and press the authentication button then Mate completely Freeze.
Make this a ports PR, guess at which port it applies to, and assign.
There is probably a difference in how some of the password related tools work between linux and freebsd. Working on it.
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.
Mate has version 1.18.0. Is this still relevant.
(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.
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.