Bug 5010 - /home/samba is a bad location in home automount environments
/home/samba is a bad location in home automount environments
Status: CLOSED WONTFIX
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: samba (Show other bugs)
6.0
All Linux
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Assigned To: Trond Eivind Glomsrxd
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: 5011 (view as bug list)
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Reported: 1999-09-09 01:08 EDT by George Karabin
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:37 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 1999-09-09 09:09:57 EDT
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Description George Karabin 1999-09-09 01:08:42 EDT
I recently started switching my companies Linux boxes to use
the company's home directory server. Home directories are
automounted via a map file exported by the NIS server.

The thing is, /home is an automounted directory (via NFS).
It seems to be a bad thing to install to /home/samba, since
you cannot have unique /home/samba directories for all of
the NIS clients on the network. While NIS home directories
could just as easily be automounted somewhere else, like
/nishome, most other unixes only install "real" user
directories to /home.

The net result is, I think Red Hat should make the
/home/samba directory elsewhere, along with any other such
directories (see my bug filed against apache).
Comment 1 Jeff Johnson 1999-09-09 09:01:59 EDT
*** Bug 5011 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

I recently started switching my companies Linux boxes to use
the company's home directory server. Home directories are
automounted via a map file exported by the NIS server.

The thing is, /home is an automounted directory (via NFS).
It seems to be a bad thing to install to /home/httpd, since
you cannot have unique /home/httpd directories for all of
the NIS clients on the network. While NIS home directories
could just as easily be automounted somewhere else, like
/nishome, most other unixes only install "real" user
directories to /home.

The net result is, I think Red Hat should make the
/home/httpd directory elsewhere, along with any other such
directories (see my bug filed against samba).
Comment 2 Jeff Johnson 1999-09-09 09:09:59 EDT
There's now way to change the location of these directories without
(possibly) finding them on an NFS share again.

You have two choices:

1) Add
	%_netsharedpath	/home
to /etc/rpm/macros (the value is a colon seperated path) and reinstall
the packages. No files will be installed in /home -- it's up
to you to populate those locations.

2) Change your mounting scheme to permit /home to reside on local
storage and mount existing NFS shares is something like
	/home/server_name_here

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