strange root home directory
vrman49 at gmail.com
Tue Mar 4 23:56:32 UTC 2008
On Tue, Mar 4, 2008 at 2:43 AM, Luca Ferrari <fluca1978 at infinito.it> wrote:
> Hi all,
> I saw this strange thing: in my /etc/passwd file I've got the home for root
> set as /root, but when I do a ldapsearch I see:
> gidNumber: 0
> uid: root
> uidNumber: 0
> homeDirectory: /home/root
> What can be about?
I reported a bug in Hardy Alpha-4 that was basically what
you see. The bug remains in Alpha-5 and will see about
Alpha-6 very soon.
I found setting a root password moved root from "/root" to
"/home/root". You may check this as follows:
sudo -H bash -c 'echo $HOME'
The fix to re-set root is:
sudo usermod -d /root root
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