This article applies to BoKS Manager 6.7.0, 6.7.1 and 7.0.0.


If a user's home directory is located on an nfs-mounted area exported with root squash, boks_clntd will remove any customized lines in profile files if mkhome is executed for the user.

Resolution / Workaround

To resolve this issue, apply the hotfix HFBM-0146 (for BoKS Manager 6.7 / 6.7.1) or hotfix HFBM-0147 (for BoKS Manager 7.0), available for download from the HelpSystems Community Portal.

The problem was in the code that tries to add the BoKS specific pre- and postpatch lines to the profile files. It only tried to read the file as root, and when that failed, it assumed the file was empty and created a new one, discarding the old content. The fix was to try to read the file as the user when reading it as root failed.

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Last Modified On: May 25, 2018