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Bug 674212 - sys-apps/portage: warn if portage user home directory does not exist
Summary: sys-apps/portage: warn if portage user home directory does not exist
Alias: None
Product: Portage Development
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Core (show other bugs)
Hardware: All Linux
: Normal normal (vote)
Assignee: Portage team
Depends on:
Reported: 2018-12-31 23:32 UTC by Zac Medico
Modified: 2021-09-07 18:00 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Description Zac Medico gentoo-dev 2018-12-31 23:32:29 UTC
If the portage user's home directory does not exist, it can trigger unit test failures like in bug 674088. The already warns if the user is missing, so it could be extended to warn if the home directory does not exist.
Comment 1 Larry the Git Cow gentoo-dev 2021-09-04 11:53:53 UTC
The bug has been referenced in the following commit(s):

commit 97f1f6a42796c91bf1eba628605c4ef641dcc532
Author:     James Stevenson <>
AuthorDate: 2021-09-04 09:53:46 +0000
Commit:     Michał Górny <>
CommitDate: 2021-09-04 11:51:28 +0000

    Warn if portage home directory is missing
    Signed-off-by: James Stevenson <>
    Signed-off-by: Michał Górny <>

 lib/portage/ | 9 +++++++++
 1 file changed, 9 insertions(+)