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