Are there any Gnu/Linux installers that will look at an old
/home partition, and set up the users based on the directories in the root of this partition?
So if I install a new Gnu/Linux, and keep my old
/home partition will be full of files owned by various users and groups. I also need to set up a load of users, these users need to match the ones from the old system, so that the file in
/home have the correct ownership. The root of the
/home partition have a directory for each user, that is owned by that user, and their primary group.
Therefore it should be possible to scan this directory, and create a user/primary-group for each directory that is found.
- Are there any tools that already do this?
- Are they used in any Gnu/Linux installed?
- Does Debian do this?
(I am about to install a new Debian.)