On 25.07.2013 11:33, Ralf Mardorf wrote:
-------- Cancelled posting -------- On Thu, 2013-07-25 at 18:46 +1000, Gaetan Bisson wrote: > Applications have different means of finding out what the HOME directory > of a given user is. The HOME environment variable is just one of them. > Other popular ones include the function calls getpwuid() and getpwuid(); > they basically read the data from /etc/passwd so your only way to work > around that and pretend having a different home directory would be to > override those calls with LD_PRELOAD... Thank you Gaetan, but this fails too: $ LD_PRELOAD=/home/rocketmouse/alt_profiles/1/ /usr/bin/xfce4-terminal ERROR: ld.so: object '/home/rocketmouse/alt_profiles/1/' from LD_PRELOAD cannot be preloaded: ignored. Regards, Ralf -------- End of cancelled posting --------
Assumed I would be able to do it, then I need to write new calls that will replace those calls?
Maybe my suggestion produces some major drawbacks that I don't recognize at the moment, but couldn't you just use symlinks for the conf files & dirs and change those symlinks' targets via scripts if you want to use a different configuration? Or make /home/yourusername a symlink to the home directory you want to use at the moment?