Mounting encrypted home fails sometimes silently; results in standard directories being there twice

Bug #1009875 reported by TStahl on 2012-06-07
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ecryptfs-utils (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

For some reasons, sometimes my encrypted home directory is sometimes not mounted correctly. On these occassions, I am logged in into a newly created session of my DE. When I reboot, it seems to be remounted, but all the standard directories (Documents, .kde, .local, etc.) are there twice, one with the original content, one empty. The empty version seems to have priority for some reason in KDE, so that I cannot access the data via the graphical UI at all.

The solution for this is to remove the duplicate directories in .Private and reboot.

I'd like to suggest that there should be some mechanism that mounting the encrypted home does not fail silently and the user is given a chance to try again before being logged and directories being created.

Description: Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
Release: 12.04

ecryptfs-utils: 96-0ubuntu3

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