[PC-BSD Dev] Add Users

Fabrizio Parrella fabrizio at bibivu.com
Fri Jun 21 12:50:40 PDT 2013

it is ZFS, it doesn't let me MV unless I umount first

On 06/21/2013 14:39, Kris Moore wrote:
> On 06/21/2013 12:22, Fabrizio Parrella wrote:
>> I have been having a very hard time trying to add users to PC-BSD 9.1
>> (fully updated - 32 and 64bits).
>> When I need to add a user those are the steps that I have to take to
>> make it fully work:
>>   - Add user via interface, set it as administrator
>>   - open xterm and as root, if the /home/<user> is mounted, umount it
>>   - log out and log in as the new user
>>   - do the needed setup, folders, Thunderbird, chrome, etc...
>>   - log out and log back in as the initial user
>>   - open xterm and as root make sure that /home/<user> is not mounted
>> and then:  mv /home/<user> /home/<user>.ok
>>   - reboot
>>   - login as initial user
>>   - open xterm as root and copy all the files from /home/<user>.ok to
>> /home/<user> followed by chown -Rf <user>:<user> <user>
>>   - a final reboot and now it works
>> if I don't follow those steps I always encounter issues like (random):
>>   - smb protocol not working
>>   - Thunderbird gives a weird startup error about permission on opening
>> some protocol (TCP/IP)
>>   - desktop settings are lost at every reboot
>>   - random "cannot connect to <anything>" errors, can be "desktop", a
>> web server, the proxy servers, etc...
>> Anyone know what might cause this problem ?  It is kind of a new error
>> that started a month ago or so and affects all the up-to-date
>> computers.  This does not happen on 9.0 32bit
> Is this on UFS or ZFS? Can you give "mount" output of system after you
> create a new user? I'm guessing its *not* ZFS, otherwise you would
> probably get an error when you do the "mv <homedir>" step, since that
> should be a new dataset.

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