Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 505825
system-config-users fails to create home dir if an intermediate directory is missing
Last modified: 2016-08-11 07:54:03 EDT
The system-config-users utility fails to create home directory for a
new user if the parent directory of the requested home does not exist.
That is, it acts similar to "mkdir <home>", while it would be more
sensible to act like "mkdir -p <home>".
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
How reproducible: always
Steps to Reproduce:
1. start system-config-users
2. click "add user"
3. enter a new username (e.g. "test5") and password. Make
sure the "create home directory" box is checked, and change
/home/test5 to /home/subdir/test5. Click "OK".
Actual results: user "test5" is created but its home directory does
Expected results: User's home directory should be created.
Thanks for taking the time to submit this request for enhancement.
Unfortunately, I haven't gotten around to implement this feature, sorry for
Because I don't actively develop system-config-users anymore, I won't likely
find the time to work on this ticket, so I'll close it now.