Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 523265
man useradd is incorrect
Last modified: 2011-02-13 03:52:58 EST
Description of problem:
The man page for useradd command says:
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.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
This bug appears to have been reported against 'rawhide' during the Fedora 12 development cycle.
Changing version to '12'.
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I think this is still true (at least on RHEL6).
shadow-utils-184.108.40.206-11.fc14 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 14.
shadow-utils-220.127.116.11-11.fc14 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-18.104.22.168-11.fc14
shadow-utils-22.214.171.124-11.fc14 has been pushed to the Fedora 14 stable repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.