Thomas Rast <> writes:

> So for one thing, "ha ha we told you so" is not an extremely
> satisfactory answer, especially since we only "told them so" with the
> recent doc update.  Wouldn't a stern warning or even an early error be
> better?  

Sorry, I am not sure exactly what alternative you have in mind here
by "a stern warning / an early error".

> It could be tempered by checking that HOME agrees with what
> getpwnam says should be the HOME of the existing user, and checking that
> it is not readable, before warning; more experienced users like the
> scenario you mention in
> would make sure that at least one of those conditions is not true.


An update to change the rule easier to explain and the messages
easier to understand to help inexperienced users in the right
direction would be good.
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