Bug noticed on IRC

John smartcat99s at cox.net
Fri Jan 7 14:33:37 PST 2005

Matthew Burgess wrote:
> Bryan Kadzban wrote:
>> On Fri, Jan 07, 2005 at 06:43:00PM +0500, Alexander E. Patrakov wrote:
>>> [18:36] <patrakov> drop "-k /dev/null"
>>> [18:36] <patrakov> and then make sure that the /home/lfs directory is 
>>> empty

>> I've never used SuSE (any version), but if that is the case, we can drop
>> -k /dev/null from the command and do this afterward to clean out the
>> home directory:

> Why not just:
> rm -r /home/lfs
> mkdir /home/lfs
> Even easier would be to not specify the '-m' option to useradd (i.e. 
> don't have it create the /home/lfs directory), and then do a 'mkdir 
> /home/lfs' ourselves.  So it would become:
> useradd -s /bin/bash -g lfs lfs
> mkdir /home/lfs
> It still baffles me that the original command failed though.  Maybe SuSE 
> is on a really old version of shadow that doesn't support '-k' properly. 
>  Until someone confirms that this problem actually exists though, I'm 
> unwilling to change the instructions just yet.

It worked for me SuSE 9.1 for LFS 5.1, so it should still work, if not 
just ignore the error.

As soon as I can confirm this I will report back (In about a day or two.)


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