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I needed to change a server password, done that by passwd. Thing is, this Ubuntu Server installation uses the home encryption aparently. Once I changed the password, after some package update, the server doesn't show the files just after login in via SSH, as before. To access user home files, I have to ecryptfs-mount-private, then type in the older user password, then cd /home/<user>, and finally, to get all aliases and styling running source .bashrc.

I don't mind to do that, but today I tried to use psql command to interact with local PostgreSQL server, but the message keep showing:

shell-init: error retrieving current directory: getcwd: cannot access parent directories: No such file or directory could not identify current directory: No such file or directory Password for user postgres: could not identify current directory: No such file or directory /usr/lib/postgresql/9.5/bin/psql: could not find own program executable

I can work with psql if I go to /usr/lib/postgresql/9.5/bin/, but I would like to retrieve the ease of just typing psql from anywhere and things work.

How do I change the encryptation password so it would be the same as the user then running automatically as I log in by SSH?

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After some more research I found this answer here in AskUbuntu:

Will changing password re-encrypt my home directory?

What I had to do was:

ecryptfs-rewrap-passphrase ~/.ecryptfs/wrapped-passphrase

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