Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 203011
RFE: allow daemon() in /etc/init.d/functions to pass -m to /sbin/runuser
Last modified: 2014-03-16 23:01:36 EDT
Description of problem:
When running the daemon() function from an initscript and using the "--user"
option, daemon will run "/sbin/runuser" to execute. This command clears the
environment by default unless the -m or -p arguments are given. This can create
a problem because some initscripts set environment variables for their
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Export a variable in an initscript which sources /etc/init.d/functions
2. call a program using the "daemon --user BLAH program" syntax
The variable you exported will not be present in the program's environment.
That the variable would be available, yo, regardless of the fact that we're
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 203010 ***