Bug 140334 - FC3 installation overwrites .bashrc in user home
Summary: FC3 installation overwrites .bashrc in user home
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: firstboot
Version: 3
Hardware: x86_64
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Jeremy Katz
QA Contact: Mike McLean
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2004-11-22 13:22 UTC by Håvard Bjåstad
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:10 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2004-11-22 17:14:36 UTC

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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

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

Additional info:

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

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.

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