Bug 5321 - useradd bug
useradd bug
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: shadow-utils (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Cristian Gafton
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Reported: 1999-09-23 08:28 EDT by brian.olson
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:37 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2000-02-16 09:04:32 EST
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Description brian.olson 1999-09-23 08:28:26 EDT
Using useradd with symbolic links in /etc/skel creates a
symbolic link in the user's home directory that points to a
file that is different than that in /etc/skel.

For example, with "core -> /dev/null" in /etc/skel, the file
that is created in the home directory is
"core -> /dev/null???`???????_???"

This outcome is the same for any symbolic link to any file;
however, the filename that the link points to in the home
directory is different for each.
Comment 1 David Lawrence 1999-09-23 12:12:59 EDT
I have verified this to be true with shadow-utils-980403-12. This is
being assigned to a developer.
Comment 2 Bernhard Rosenkraenzer 2000-02-16 09:04:59 EST
Fixed in 6.2

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