Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 143734
Create New User does not preserve existing Home Directory setting
Last modified: 2008-08-14 11:32:03 EDT
Description of problem:
After an install of FC3 which preserved /home, Create New User does
not preserve Home Directory setting.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install FC3
2. Run User Manager
3. Create New User, but uncheck "Create home directory"
Home Directory changes to reflect the User Name being added, but the
setting in /etc/passwd ends up empty.
/etc/passwd should contain the users Home Directory, as it was
Sorry for taking so long to respond (ashes on my head and all that).
Hm, I'm not quite sure about your problem though I am sure that it would still
exist in FC5, as I haven't changed anything that could have an effect on that in
Let me see whether I understand your issue:
- You had /home on a separate partition/volume
- You installed anew, preserving /home and e.g. /home/user with its contents
- You added e.g. the user "user", unchecking "Create home directory"
- The home directory changes (? -- how, /home/user already existed?!)
- /etc/passwd doesn't contain a home directory
Please explain ;-).
Add User, then Delete (but *uncheck* the Delete mail, homedir... box).
Now, Add User, but uncheck the box to Create home directory, the Directory
field remains intact (implying that it's being set), but the /etc/passwd
record is useless with no homedir:
Bottom line : Even if Create is unchecked, set it in /etc/passwd to the
Fedora Core 5 is no longer maintained. Is this bug still present in Fedora 8?
Can confirm for F8
I've just checked this with system-config-users-1.2.79-1.fc9.noarch in F9, there the home directory is set appropriately.