-------- 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?