Bug 140334

Summary: FC3 installation overwrites .bashrc in user home
Product: [Fedora] Fedora Reporter: Håvard Bjåstad <havard>
Component: firstbootAssignee: Jeremy Katz <katzj>
Status: CLOSED NOTABUG QA Contact: Mike McLean <mikem>
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Description Håvard Bjåstad 2004-11-22 13:22:31 UTC
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Description of problem:
I had a system with FC2, with /home on a separate partition. Instead
of upgrading FC2 to FC3, I wanted to keep FC2 as a fallback option, so
I installed FC3 on a new partition, keeping /home and the old FC2
partition.

After installation, I realized that FC3 had overwritten the customized
.bashrc file in my user's home directory.

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How reproducible:
Didn't try


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Comment 1 Bill Nottingham 2004-11-22 16:10:13 UTC
Nothing owns /home/*, so I don't see how this could happen. Is this
reproducible?

What did it overwrite it with?

Comment 2 Håvard Bjåstad 2004-11-22 16:15:46 UTC
Not sure if it's reproducible (I haven't had time to go through a full
new install...).

My custom .bashrc had been overwritten with the default .bashrc that
you get when creating new users. Unfortunately, I didn't realize this
until I booted up after everything had been installed, so I don't know
at what point during the installation it happened.

I did ask FC3 to create myself as a user, maybe that's when it happened?

Comment 3 Bill Nottingham 2004-11-22 17:14:26 UTC
Yeah, I think that's expected. If you select to add a user, it runs
useradd, which copies the skeleton files.