Bug 1429 - xdm cant find user's config files if autofs is used
xdm cant find user's config files if autofs is used
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: XFree86 (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Preston Brown
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Reported: 1999-03-05 09:21 EST by a.hentz
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:37 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 1999-03-19 14:00:32 EST
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Description a.hentz 1999-03-05 09:21:17 EST
When we mount /home using automount and xdm, users loose
their configurations (.fvwmrc, .wm_syle). That happens
because Xsession test for the presence of these files in  a
direcory that was not yet mounted. A possible solution is to
add the following two lines to the beginninng of Xsession:
	pushd $HOME
Comment 1 David Lawrence 1999-03-18 11:29:59 EST
The first phase of Xsession should make sure that a users home
directory is properly mounted. Thank you for the suggestion.
Comment 2 Preston Brown 1999-03-19 14:00:59 EST
I have been testing this, and a test of the format:

if [ -f /some/path/to/file/filename.ext ]; then
	echo true
	echo false

Seems to produce the desired results, i.e. if the filesystem isn't
mounted, the test causes the filesystem to get mounted and then the
command returns true.  Therefore if the system you are using is
configured correctly, when we "test for files that aren't mounted yet"
autofs should be mounting the filesystem and then doing the test.

I can't reproduce the problem here is what I am saying.

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