Bug 5321 - useradd bug
Summary: useradd bug
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: shadow-utils
Version: 6.0
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Cristian Gafton
QA Contact:
Depends On:
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Reported: 1999-09-23 12:28 UTC by brian.olson
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:37 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2000-02-16 14:04:32 UTC

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Description brian.olson 1999-09-23 12:28:26 UTC
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 16:12:59 UTC
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 14:04:59 UTC
Fixed in 6.2

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