Bug 29167 - installer munges user homedir dotfiles
Summary: installer munges user homedir dotfiles
Keywords:
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 19982
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: shadow-utils
Version: 7.1
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
medium
medium
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Matt Wilson
QA Contact: Brock Organ
URL:
Whiteboard:
Depends On:
Blocks:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
 
Reported: 2001-02-24 06:07 UTC by Seth Vidal
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:31 UTC (History)
0 users

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
Doc Text:
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Last Closed: 2001-03-08 19:08:54 UTC


Attachments (Terms of Use)
original bashrc of this user before the install (192 bytes, text/plain)
2001-03-08 19:08 UTC, Seth Vidal
no flags Details
bashrc of the user AFTER the install (192 bytes, text/plain)
2001-03-08 19:08 UTC, Seth Vidal
no flags Details

Description Seth Vidal 2001-02-24 06:07:36 UTC
Situation:
Installing wolverine on a system that already has  a /home from an older
install. If you reinstall / (not upgrading the system). When you're
prompted to create users you create a user who's homedir already exists in
/home - at this point everything is fine.

The user who's dir you created will have their .bashrc and .bash_profile
files munged some chars from certain lines are removed.

I've been able to recreate this on two different systems.

Is there some regex magic going on b/c it appears to be some sort of s///
that is grabbing and replacing the wrong text.

Comment 1 Glen Foster 2001-03-02 18:05:54 UTC
Our installer team-lead thinks we should really fix this before next release.

Comment 2 Matt Wilson 2001-03-05 17:16:58 UTC
please attach the before and after dotfiles.


Comment 3 Seth Vidal 2001-03-08 19:08:05 UTC
Created attachment 12122 [details]
original bashrc of this user before the install

Comment 4 Seth Vidal 2001-03-08 19:08:51 UTC
Created attachment 12123 [details]
bashrc of the user AFTER the install

Comment 5 Nalin Dahyabhai 2001-03-09 06:50:56 UTC

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 19982 ***


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