I just made a VM of 13.04. In the installer I could make a short password for the initial account (being chided appropriately). Now I want another test account but the passwd utility prevents me from doing short/simple passwords.
I have tried
sudo passwd test1 to set a simple password without success.
I have also tried changing the line in
"password [success=1 default=ignroe] pam_unix.so sha512"
But it still appears to be doing the obscure or similar test.
I appreciate having these sort of checks in general, but not when they lack any sort of workaround (even for root).