Bug 523265 - man useradd is incorrect
Summary: man useradd is incorrect
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: shadow-utils
Version: rawhide
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Peter Vrabec
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
Blocks: 650162 674878
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2009-09-14 16:27 UTC by Alexander Todorov
Modified: 2011-02-13 08:52 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

Fixed In Version: shadow-utils-
Doc Type: Bug Fix
Doc Text:
Clone Of:
: 650162 (view as bug list)
Last Closed: 2011-02-13 08:52:58 UTC

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Description Alexander Todorov 2009-09-14 16:27:47 UTC
Description of problem:
The man page for useradd command says:

-m --create-home
By default, no home directories are created.

while /etc/login.defs has 


The comments in login.defs make it clear that on RH systems home directories are always created by default. Man page says the opposite.

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How reproducible:

Comment 1 Bug Zapper 2009-11-16 12:22:38 UTC
This bug appears to have been reported against 'rawhide' during the Fedora 12 development cycle.
Changing version to '12'.

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Comment 3 Alexander Todorov 2010-11-05 12:52:32 UTC
I think this is still true (at least on RHEL6).

Comment 4 Fedora Update System 2011-02-10 10:51:13 UTC
shadow-utils- has been submitted as an update for Fedora 14.

Comment 5 Fedora Update System 2011-02-10 21:29:55 UTC
shadow-utils- has been pushed to the Fedora 14 testing repository.  If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.
 If you want to test the update, you can install it with 
 su -c 'yum --enablerepo=updates-testing update shadow-utils'.  You can provide feedback for this update here: https://admin.fedoraproject.org/updates/shadow-utils-

Comment 6 Fedora Update System 2011-02-13 08:52:45 UTC
shadow-utils- has been pushed to the Fedora 14 stable repository.  If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.

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