How is it that DragonFlyBSD does not allow you to use special symbols when setting a password for the root and your standard user? How does this make it secure? Even Windows allows you to have special characters in your password, how does this make anysense?
The limitation is in the installer. It's allowed when using the standard command line tools, so it's better to set passwords after installing. (I notice the question is a year old, but it seems well-worth an answer anyway.)
joelkp Actually I often set a weak password at installation time because I like to be sure that the keyboard layout is really the one I think it is. What's worse than being trapped out of a newly installed system ?
The installer was fixed in May for above 5.8.x, I notice. However one prefers to handle passwords, when installing a development (5.9) snapshot, the limitation is gone.
joelkp Thanks for update.. 👍