[Bug 243794] [NEW] KDE user management makes system unusable when deleting user with non-existing /home dir

Launchpad Bug Tracker 243794 at bugs.launchpad.net
Sat Jun 28 18:54:50 UTC 2008


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IMO this is critical.
Steps to reproduce (in Kubuntu hardy)

- make sure you have a testuser with a home director,y e.g. "sudo useradd testuser"
- delete his home directory: "sudo rm /home/testuser"
- Open KDE systemsettings, go to user management.
- click on "administrator mode", get root.
- delete the testuser - you get asked if you want to delete his home directory too.

But if this directory doesn't exist (like in this case) - you're about
to delete /dev/null as root.

If you go on, your system will be extremely unstable due to a missing /dev/null.
It is there again at the next boot, but this is not necessary.

** Affects: kde-systemsettings (Ubuntu)
     Importance: Undecided
         Status: New

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KDE user management makes system unusable when deleting user with non-existing /home dir
https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/243794
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