'su lfs' dropping into the background

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Tue Jan 20 06:50:33 PST 2004

On Tue, 20 Jan 2004, James Robertson wrote:

> Bruce Dubbs wrote:
> > Greg Schafer wrote:
> >> On Mon, Jan 19, 2004 at 10:33:31PM +0100, Alex Groenewoud wrote:
> >>> What a mess.  The -m flag to useradd doesn't just create the /home/lfs
> >>> directory, but also populates it with all the files from /etc/skel.
> >>
> >> Yes, of course. So, your /etc/skel is a mess. I don't see how LFS can do
> >> much about that.
> >>
> > I second that.
> >
> I third it.  What if we do not put the -m in the useradd command line?
> We won't get the stuff from a potentially dirty /etc/skel dir.  Is there
> someting else -m does that I am not aware of that requires us to use it?

IIUC, -m copies /etc/skel contents by default (can be overridden with
-k). I think we need to drop the -m, don't use -d (if we currently do)
and then use -b instead.

> James

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