[arch-general] How to safe configs to another path than ~

Ralf Mardorf ralf.mardorf at alice-dsl.net
Thu Jul 25 05:33:12 EDT 2013

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                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.
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Assumed I would be able to do it, then I need to write new calls that
will replace those calls?

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