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  1. Puppet
  2. PUP-8897

check_manage_home useradd provider needs to add -M on Debian

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    • Template:
      PUP Bug Template
    • Team:
      Night's Watch
    • Story Points:
      2
    • Sprint:
      NW - 2020-05-27, NW - 2020-06-10
    • Method Found:
      Needs Assessment
    • Release Notes:
      Bug Fix
    • Release Notes Summary:
      Fixed an issue where Puppet would not add the correct command flags when ensuring a `user` resource with `managehome` enabled
    • QA Risk Assessment:
      Needs Assessment

      Description

      Regarding the code here:

      https://github.com/puppetlabs/puppet/blob/1c77bfb8961587ddf5399cd4a70fc908cac6a6ec/lib/puppet/provider/user/useradd.rb#L127-L135

      There is an edge case that is missed. If force_local is true and manage_home is false, then "-M" should be added as a command line argument on Debian Jessie (and possibly others).

      If this is not in place, a bug occurs as follows when running on Debian Jessie (and possibly others). First manually create `/home/bob` (like pam_mkhomedir might do) and then try to add `bob` with a resource like this, and it will fail:

      user { 'bob':
       
        force_local => true,
       
        manage_home => false,
       
        ... Other Params ...
       
      }
      

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            Assignee:
            gabriel.nagy Gabriel Nagy
            Reporter:
            kpaulisse Kevin Paulisse
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