Weston should fallback if XDG_RUNTIME_DIR is not set as per the XDG specification
eldmannen at gmail.com
Tue Sep 11 05:57:14 PDT 2012
I believe Steve Langasek (vorlon) who updated mountall from 2.38 to
2.40 in Ubuntu (which added preliminary support for XDG_RUNTIME_DIR)
is also working
on the PAM module (the second half of XDG_RUNTIME_DIR support).
So hopefully we will see Ubuntu have XDG_RUNTIME_DIR support soon.
On Tue, Sep 11, 2012 at 2:08 PM, Pekka Paalanen <ppaalanen at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Thu, 6 Sep 2012 22:03:32 +0200
> "Fred ." <eldmannen at gmail.com> wrote:
>> "If $XDG_RUNTIME_DIR is not set applications should fall back to a
>> replacement directory with similar capabilities and print a warning
>> Weston produces the following error message when XDG_RUNTIME_DIR is not set.
>> [21:43:53.365] fatal: environment variable XDG_RUNTIME_DIR is not set.
> Yeah, but there is no replacement we know of.
> And another quote from IRC:
> 22:52 < smallfoot-> weston should work without XDG_RUNTIME_DIR
> 22:52 < smallfoot-> as per the spec
> 22:52 < smallfoot-> http://standards.freedesktop.org/basedir-spec/basedir-spec-latest.html#variables
> 22:52 < smallfoot-> "If $XDG_RUNTIME_DIR is not set applications should fall back to a replacement directory
> with similar capabilities and print a warning message. "
> 23:20 < krh> smallfoot-: the funny thing is, there is no directory with similar capabilities
> 23:33 < smallfoot-> krh, oh, maybe ~/tmp/ or /tmp/ or /run/user/ ?
> 23:34 < smallfoot-> today mountall was updated in ubuntu from 2.38 to 2.40 which have /run/user/ and the prel
> iminary work for XDG_RUNTIME_SUPPORT, the other part is missing is a PAM module
> 23:36 < smallfoot-> https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/consolekit/+bug/894391
> 23:38 < thiago> $HOME could be network-mounted
> 23:38 < thiago> it could also be SMB, which means no sockets
> 23:38 < thiago> /tmp is insecure, since other users can write to it
> 23:39 < thiago> and /run/user/$USER *is* XDG_RUNTIME_DIR. If your distro creates it, why doesn't it set the v
> 23:43 < smallfoot-> oh
> 23:43 < thiago> but we could create a secure dir in /tmp
> And that's where it left last time.
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