Bug 188263 - typo in /etc/login.defs
typo in /etc/login.defs
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4
Classification: Red Hat
Component: shadow-utils (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Peter Vrabec
David Lawrence
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Reported: 2006-04-07 11:02 EDT by Russell Harrison
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:07 EST (History)
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Fixed In Version: RHSA-2007-0276
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Last Closed: 2007-05-01 13:32:15 EDT
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Description Russell Harrison 2006-04-07 11:02:27 EDT
Description of problem:
# If useradd should create home directories for users by default
# On RH systems, we do. This option is ORed with the -m flag on
# useradd command line.

Shouldn't "This option is ORed with the -m" read "This option is overridden with
the -m"?

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable): 2:4.0.3-58.RHEL4

How reproducible:

cat /etc/login.defs
Comment 1 Daniel Riek 2006-07-23 19:39:42 EDT
Isn't the current wording more correct for what actually is happening? There is
no "-m off" so if CREATE_HOME is "YES" it will always create a home directory,
doesn't it?
Comment 2 Peter Vrabec 2006-07-24 08:39:45 EDT
I think it should be:
This option is overridden with the -M flag ...
Comment 9 Red Hat Bugzilla 2007-05-01 13:32:15 EDT
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closed with a resolution of ERRATA. For more information
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