MDM does not create a missing home directory

Bug #1322371 reported by SiKing on 2014-05-22
This bug affects 2 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Linux Mint
Fix Released

Bug Description

In past versions of LM (before the switch to MDM), I was able to have a Guest account that I wanted wiped after each use. I accomplished this by setting the guest $HOME to somewhere in /tmp. For example by running `usermod -d /tmp/home/guest guest`. Every time the machine was rebooted, the /tmp directory is wiped. More importantly, in past versions of LM when my guest user would log in, their starting home directory would get recreated - I assume just a copy of /etc/skel.

Under newer LM, ones that use MDM, under the above situation, I only get the message:
"Your home directory is listed as: '/tmp/home/guest' but it does not appear to exist. ..."
The login fails.

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SiKing (mark-lehky) on 2014-05-22
description: updated
Vlad Orlov (monsta) wrote :

According to Clem, this is currently not supported, but you can open a feature request at

Vlad Orlov (monsta) wrote :

Update: first check - if this is what you want, then there's no need to create another report, it's enough to leave a comment at the existing one.

SiKing (mark-lehky) wrote :

That github issue 51 seems pretty close to what I was talking about. I'll wait for it to come out.

Vlad Orlov (monsta) on 2015-02-25
Changed in linuxmint:
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
Changed in linuxmint:
status: New → Fix Released
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