Bug 494575 - RFE: add usermod switch - prevent calling restorecon
RFE: add usermod switch - prevent calling restorecon
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5
Classification: Red Hat
Component: shadow-utils (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Peter Vrabec
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: 458143 (view as bug list)
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Reported: 2009-04-07 10:12 EDT by Matěj Šusta
Modified: 2012-12-03 04:55 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2010-03-30 04:14:18 EDT
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Description Matěj Šusta 2009-04-07 10:12:04 EDT
Description of problem:
usermod is calling restorecon everytime you try to change user's homedir.
This causes error, because restorecon don't like files, that don't exist.

How reproducible:
1. adduser test
2. rm -rf /home/test
3. usermod -d '/' test

Actual results:
/sbin/restorecon:  stat error on /home/test:  No such file or directory
usermod: warning: unable to relabel the homedir /home/test for test.

It would be nice to have switch, that prevents usermod from calling restorecon.
Comment 1 Peter Vrabec 2009-04-08 05:20:35 EDT
According to my last discussion with Dan Walsh I have  a feeling that it might by worth to remove restorecon from usermod at all. Am I right Dan?
Comment 2 Daniel Walsh 2009-04-08 08:24:23 EDT
Yes I think that moving forward the genhomedircon should be removed from this code and restorecon should only be called when the HOMEDIR is newly created.

cp /etc/skel /home/USER
chmod UID:GID /home/USER
restorecon /home/USER
Comment 4 Subhendu Ghosh 2009-10-24 16:41:36 EDT
*** Bug 458143 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 9 errata-xmlrpc 2010-03-30 04:14:18 EDT
An advisory has been issued which should help the problem
described in this bug report. This report is therefore being
closed with a resolution of ERRATA. For more information
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