[Bug 81257] Re: feisty as nis client wants to write to /home/.directory
tim at spen.de
Wed Jan 24 12:50:15 UTC 2007
** Description changed:
Binary package hint: kubuntu-default-settings
I was installing the feisty in our network and a problem popped up, which is a
design issue of (minimum) one package:
+ Problem: the kubuntu-default-settings wants to create a symlink to
+ /home/.directory which is forbidden in normal NIS client/master networks
+ with autofs share home directories. W/o the symlink the system generates
+ a lot of errors.
the package: kubuntu-default-settings_1%3a7.04-11_all.deb
contains a file: install/doinst.sh
part of the contents:
if [ -d /home ]; then
if [ ! -e /home/.directory ]; then
ln -s /etc/kubuntu-default-settings/directory-home /home/.directory || \
echo "Could not create symlink /home/.directory, skipping."
This maybe nice on "normal" Ubuntu clients, but bad, if the root of the local
machine is a not allowed (for security issues) to be root on the NIS master who
shares the /home via autofs.
Therefor I got stucked in this point and my machineis now poping up a lot of errors
about the /home/.directory not found issue. The login via kdm/kde is not working correctly, the machine is very slow on executing commands (i.e. open a browser).
Maybe someone can explain, why the /home.directory is needed and think about a
different solution (maybe move the .directory to the home users directory
feisty as nis client wants to write to /home/.directory
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