[Fedora] 'userdel' irony -- what do you say ?

Sawrub luckysharma11 at gmail.com
Tue Jun 1 02:57:34 UTC 2010

On 05/31/2010 04:11 PM, Mihamina Rakotomandimby wrote:
>> "Ashley M. Kirchner"<ashley at pcraft.com>  :
>> Either way, this sounds like a problem with userdel which, if you can
>> recreate it, needs to be reported as a bug.
> I dont think so.
> 1rst pass: The user has been deleted. No bug.

There is a probable bug as i asked userdel to remove the home 
directories as well, but it was not done.
> 2nd pass : There is no more user to delete. What to expect?
This is again a bad situation as in first pass no information as such 
about the user being deleted was passed out , which should have been.
All one can figure out from the output of the 1st pass is that the 
action was not performed, though in actual it was carried out in partial.
> Argument: user's HOME is not always under /home/. If there
> is /home/test and /tmp/test and /var/lib/test, which one to delete
> after the first pass?
the home directory of the user may not be under /home righlty said but 
the code does not look for it under /home/ it check the home directory 
location from the /etc/passwd file.

Saurabh Sharma
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