Bug 454091 - luserdel -r does not remove user's mailbox
luserdel -r does not remove user's mailbox
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: libuser (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Miloslav Trmač
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Blocks: 646398
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Reported: 2008-07-04 10:57 EDT by Milos Malik
Modified: 2010-10-25 06:05 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2009-09-14 13:18:29 EDT
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Description Milos Malik 2008-07-04 10:57:12 EDT
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Description of problem:
luserdel -r removes the user and his/her home directory but it leaves his/her mailbox in /var/spool/mail. 

1) Enhance the implementation of "-r" parameter so that luserdel will remove the mailbox too.
2) Implement a new parameter so that the home directory removal is independent on the mailbox removal.

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. luseradd testuser
2. luserdel -r testuser
3. ls -l /var/spool/mail/testuser

Actual Results:
Mailbox file in /var/spool/mail is present.

Expected Results:
Mailbox file in /var/spool/mail is not present.

Additional info:
Comment 1 Milos Malik 2008-07-16 09:29:07 EDT
RHTS test for this bug is available (
/CoreOS/libuser/Regression/bz454091-luserdel--r-ignores-users-mailbox ).
Comment 2 Bug Zapper 2008-11-26 05:57:19 EST
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Comment 3 Miloslav Trmač 2009-05-23 04:49:19 EDT
Fixed in hg tip.
Comment 4 Miloslav Trmač 2009-09-14 13:18:29 EDT
Fixed in rawhide libuser-0.56.11-1.  Thanks for your report.

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