/etc/skel doesn't work?!

Baho Utot baho-utot at columbus.rr.com
Mon Mar 6 22:21:58 UTC 2017


On 3/6/2017 2:51 PM, Chris Knipe wrote:
> Just out of interest...
>
> Is there any reason why /etc/skel IS there then?  Other than to create
> confusion of course.
>
> On Mon, Mar 6, 2017 at 9:45 PM, Martin S. Weber <Ephaeton at gmx.net> wrote:
>
>> On 2017-03-06 19:57:58, Polytropon wrote:
>>> On Mon, 06 Mar 2017 12:25:22 -0300, ASV wrote:
>>>> (...)
>>>> Looks like a bug to me.
>> Files in /etc/skel are not copied. Default skeleton directory is,
>> confusingly, /usr/share/skel and not /etc/skel. The value of the
>> default skeleton directory is neither mentioned in pw's manfile's
>> -k options, or pw's manpage's FILES section.  It IS, however,
>> mentioned in pw.conf's manpage.
>>
>> So, ASV:
>> touch /etc/skel/etc-skel
>> touch /usr/share/skel/usr-share-skel
>> pw useradd asv -m
>> ls -l /home/asv
>> # with empty /etc/pw.conf, we expect to see /home/asv/usr-share-skel, but
>> # not /home/asv/etc-skel.
>>
>> FWIW, ASV, I understand your confusion. Fact just is, the default
>> skeleton directory under FreeBSD is not what one expects when coming
>> from other worlds. So, yes, any file will get copied, but you need to
>> put it in the right directory :) And yes, re $SUBJECT,
>> "/etc/skel does not work", without further configuration, period.
>>
>> -> man pw.conf
>>
>> Regards,
>> -Martin
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Should /etc/usr/skel be a symlink to /usr/share/skel ?



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