[Novalug] Ubuntu upgrade
James Ewing Cottrell 3rd
JECottrell3 at Comcast.NET
Wed Nov 5 12:21:08 EST 2008
Bud Roth wrote:
> If you share a /home directory with various distros on different
> partitions, remember that the user in the /home directory has to use the
> same UID and GID numbers as well as names. If one distro has a user
> named "ben" with UID 1002 and GID 1002 and the other distro has a user
> "ben" with UID 1003 and GID 1003, you will get all sorts of UID/GID
> conflicts that will do things like lock one Ben out of the home
> directory and prevent him from touching files. If you su to "root" and
> "fix" things, you'll just impose the same problems on the other Ben.
> Make sure the UID and GID are the same.
That goes without saying. I have a script called mkrbj that creates my
account using groupadd/useradd with UID/GID mdyy, my birthday.
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