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Bug #13968

document special characters that cannot be used with PE installer/upgrader/uninstaller

Added by Justin Stoller about 2 years ago. Updated over 1 year ago.

Status:ClosedStart date:04/16/2012
Priority:NormalDue date:
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This is a very conservative list of special characters that shouldn’t be used with the PE installer:

single quote  (')
double quote  (")
comma         (,)
ampersand     (&)
parens        (())    :)
backslash     (\)
pipes         (|)
double-dollar ($$)

Also, MySQL only accepts usernames that are less than 16 characters.

Release Engineering recommends a long string of alphanumeric as a Best Practice™

This should be documented somewhere.

Related issues

Related to Puppet Enterprise (Public) - Bug #13628: Special character handling in PE installer Accepted 04/04/2012
Related to Puppet Enterprise (Public) - Support #14370: Could not retrieve catalog from remote server: Error 400 ... Duplicate 05/09/2012


#1 Updated by Chris Barker over 1 year ago

Added the ampersand to the list we already kind of had on the install basic page.

Pull request here:

#2 Updated by Nick Fagerlund over 1 year ago

  • Status changed from Unreviewed to Closed

This got merged! Thank you.

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