[PC-BSD Dev] Add Users

Kris Moore kris at pcbsd.org
Fri Jun 21 13:02:32 PDT 2013

On 06/21/2013 15:50, Fabrizio Parrella wrote:
> it is ZFS, it doesn't let me MV unless I umount first
> Fabry

Gotcha. So it seems all you are doing is unmounting the ZFS dataset, and
leaving your data on the '/' dataset? Can I see a before & after of the
mount command when you set this up? Are you adding the users from the
GUI? What happens if you add via the CLI with the "adduser" command?

Maybe the new dataset isn't getting auto-mounted after a reboot, since
you said you lose settings at each reboot.

I'm going to test a new user here also, see what happens :)

> 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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Kris Moore
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