Bug 140334 - FC3 installation overwrites .bashrc in user home
FC3 installation overwrites .bashrc in user home
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: firstboot (Show other bugs)
x86_64 Linux
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Assigned To: Jeremy Katz
Mike McLean
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Reported: 2004-11-22 08:22 EST by Håvard Bjåstad
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:10 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2004-11-22 12:14:36 EST
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Description Håvard Bjåstad 2004-11-22 08:22:31 EST
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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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Didn't try

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Comment 1 Bill Nottingham 2004-11-22 11:10:13 EST
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 11:15:46 EST
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 12:14:26 EST
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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