Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 140334
FC3 installation overwrites .bashrc in user home
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:10:55 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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Nothing owns /home/*, so I don't see how this could happen. Is this
What did it overwrite it with?
Not sure if it's reproducible (I haven't had time to go through a full
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?
Yeah, I think that's expected. If you select to add a user, it runs
useradd, which copies the skeleton files.