Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 1317304
su --login doesn't correctly start a user session, doesn't create $XDG_RUNTIME_DIR
Last modified: 2016-12-20 14:26:04 EST
Description of problem:
Switching to a different user via a login i.e. su - newuser doesn't properly register a user session via pam_systemd, so $XDG_RUNTIME_DIR isn't created (i.e. /run/user/$UID). This creates a major problem for xpra upstream where we're trying to do the right thing and store session sockets and related data in $XDG_RUNTIME_DIR.
Adding systemd maintainers. This is actually the same bug as reported in BZ #967509
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