Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 83167
pam_env and xdm don't play well together
Last modified: 2015-01-07 19:03:12 EST
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Description of problem:
Using /etc/security/pam_env.conf to set the PATH environment variable results in
a corrupted PATH environment variable when login in with xdm.
Updates through Jan 9, 2003 applied.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Edit /etc/security/pam_env.conf to set the PATH environment variable.
2. Set DISPLAYMANAGER=XDM in /etc/sysconfig/desktop
3. Change to runlevel 3
4. Change to runlevel 5
5. login in via the XDM login widget
6. echo $PATH in an xterm and examine the result.
Cannot reproduce with FC3. Retest it with FC3 and reopen if it still
happens for you.