Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 445092
firstboot eror with existing user directory
Last modified: 2008-05-13 12:03:33 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.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
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
firstboot hits and error and quits
firstboot logs error and continues running
This will be fixed in the next build of firstboot.