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Re: core-updates warning: Not ready for GuixSD deployment

From: Ludovic Courtès
Subject: Re: core-updates warning: Not ready for GuixSD deployment
Date: Mon, 08 Jan 2018 11:50:31 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/25.3 (gnu/linux)

Hi Leo,

Leo Famulari <address@hidden> skribis:

> After rebooting, I found that my user's numerical ID had changed, so I
> no longer owned any of my files. Not being able to read ~/.ssh means you
> can't log in remotely.
> Additionally, several of root's "dotfiles" had been replaced with their
> default versions, erasing my modifications. For example,
> ~root/.bash_profile no longer contained my modifications.
> Finally, my users's password no longer worked. I fixed this as root
> before I noticed that my user's files were inaccessible; I don't know if
> I could have avoided the password reset by re-chowning my files.

It sounds like ‘usermod’ has overridden everything.  Could it be a
change in Shadow?

Thanks for the heads-up, I was considering reconfiguring my laptop, so
I’m glad I saw your warning.  :-)


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