Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 1296245
gdm does not set $HOME for gnome-session
Last modified: 2016-12-20 12:39:03 EST
Description of problem:
gdm in F23 does not seem to set $HOME for gnome-session, this causes apps which use $HOME to find their .config files to fail. Many apps simply use $HOME since working with pwent is a pain.
This has always worked fine in the past.
It also seems that gdm does not change the cwd to $HOME before starting gnome-session either, at least apps which fall back to ./.config still do not find their .config files.
1) It does seem to get set for shells in a terminal, it is set in e.g. xterm so when starting apps which use $HOME from a terminal they work fine, even when staring them outside of $HOME
2) When starting apps from gnome-shell using ALt+F2 things work fine too (not sure if this is due to cwd or $HOME)
3) But when starting the app from gnome-shell overview (so via its .desktop file) $HOME is not set (or set wrongly) and cwd != $HOME . The .desktop file only contains "Exec=foo" .
ps comment 1 means that this possibly / likely is not a gnome-shell bug at all
(In reply to Hans de Goede from comment #2)
> ps comment 1 means that this possibly / likely is not a gnome-shell bug at
s/gnome-shell/gdm, sorry for the spam
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