Install left bash_history owned by root

Bug #1765256 reported by Chris Carlin on 2018-04-19
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terminator (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

I installed the second beta of bionic, and bash history didn't work.

Turns out the installer created my user account but left .bash_history owned by root. It should have been owned by the user.

I used the lubuntu installer, so I don't know whose bug this actually is. It was downloaded from here:

I see this bug reported twice in launchpad, but they're both from long ago. See

To be complete, here's the lsb_release -rd output:
Description: Ubuntu Bionic Beaver (development branch)
Release: 18.04

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