Bug 445092 - firstboot eror with existing user directory
firstboot eror with existing user directory
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: firstboot (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Chris Lumens
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2008-05-03 10:36 EDT by Robert Story
Modified: 2008-05-13 12:03 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2008-05-13 12:03:33 EDT
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Description Robert Story 2008-05-03 10:36:06 EDT
Description of problem:
I re-installed f9 and re-used my existing home partition. When firstboot created
the a new user and re-used the same home dir, it got confused with my (somewhat
non-standard) home directory. It barfed when it could not change the owner of
/home/user/.mozilla, which is a (broken) symlink. starck trace indicated line
152 of /usr/share/firstboot/modules/create_user.py, self.admin.addUser(userEnt).

The user was created in /etc/passwd, but the corresponding group was not
created, nor was the password set.

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How reproducible:
i'm guessing always, only tried once...

Steps to Reproduce:
1. create home partition, create broken symlink
2. install f9, re-use home for existing user
Actual results:
firstboot hits and error and quits

Expected results:
firstboot logs error and continues running

Additional info:
Comment 1 Chris Lumens 2008-05-13 12:03:33 EDT
This will be fixed in the next build of firstboot.

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