Admin user confusion with user directory exists by different ID
The Dapper installer asks for an admin user name. That's fine. I put in the same user name I have always used, which had a directory in my /home partition.
My first login was a disaster.
The reason was, the user ID was previously 500, but the installer arbitrarily chose the new UID to be 1000. So the admin user couldn't access its home directory.
I propose that the installer look in the /home directory to see if there's a directory corresponding to the admin user name provided, and do something right when there's a conflict
- just take the UID of the existing directory
- change the UID of the existing directory and all its files
- ask the user to resolve the conflict
|Changed in ubiquity:|
|status:||Confirmed → Triaged|