Bug 1317304 - su --login doesn't correctly start a user session, doesn't create $XDG_RUNTIME_DIR
Summary: su --login doesn't correctly start a user session, doesn't create $XDG_RUNTIM...
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: systemd
Version: 23
Hardware: Unspecified
OS: Unspecified
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: systemd-maint
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
Blocks: 1309872
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Reported: 2016-03-13 22:58 UTC by Jonathan Underwood
Modified: 2016-12-20 19:26 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2016-12-20 19:26:04 UTC
Type: Bug

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Description Jonathan Underwood 2016-03-13 22:58:19 UTC
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.

Comment 1 Jonathan Underwood 2016-03-13 22:59:38 UTC
Adding systemd maintainers. This is actually the same bug as reported in BZ #967509

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