[CentOS] How to relocate $HOME directory

Mon Jan 31 08:34:40 UTC 2011
Kenneth Porter <shiva at sewingwitch.com>

--On Monday, January 31, 2011 12:55 AM -0500 Nico Kadel-Garcia 
<nkadel at gmail.com> wrote:

> This tends to break symlinks and hard-coded script locations. In
> particular, Samba and Apache make some assumptions about where home
> directories live that you might want to resolve if you enable homedir
> access for or public_html access for those tools.

I'd be surprised if such well-written packages didn't simply use the value 
from /etc/passwd (acquired by the appropriate API, such as getpwent(3)). 
Remember also that Samba and Apache are written to be used on other than 
Linux, and other OS's might not keep their home directories in the same 

As Tom H points out, the big issue is to set the selinux attributes of home 
directories not in the more common location.