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  1. ZABBIX BUGS AND ISSUES
  2. ZBX-13433

Ubuntu/Debian: home directory of zabbix user not created

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    • Documentation task
    • Status: Closed
    • Trivial
    • Resolution: Won't fix
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      Using official packages from http://repo.zabbix.com

      When installing latest version (3.4.6) in Ubuntu Xenial, the user "zabbix" is created, but the specified home directory is missing.

      I checked zabbix-server-mysql.postinst which confirms this.

      adduser is having the --no-create-home parameter. While this prevents skeleton files from being copied it would be good to ensure later on that at least an empty directory exists.

      I suggest to add after the adduser line the following code:

      mkdir -p /var/lib/zabbix
      chown zabbix:tabbix /var/lib/zabbix
      

      The same applies for the agent installation. Here the same change is needed in zabbix-agent.postint. Other postint files creating users are likely affected by the same, but I did not check.

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              stephankn Stephan Knauss
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