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Old 03-03-2011, 02:36 AM   #1
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mail server rejects user addition

adduser: warning: the home directory already exists.
Not copying any file from skel directory into it.
Old 03-03-2011, 04:22 AM   #2
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It's not rejecting the account creation (you should be able to verify this by looking at your /etc/passwd file), it's just telling you that the home directory already exists. This is expected behavior, documented in man useradd:
       --home DIR
              Use DIR as the user's home directory, rather  than  the  default
              specified  by the configuration file.  If the directory does not
              exist, it is created and skeleton files are copied.
If you want the home directory to be created from scratch just delete the current one (or rename/move it if you don't wanna lose the data within it), then do a deluser and start again.


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