Re: /etc/environment not available for normal user while for root it is[was Re: sudo not respecting /etc/sudoers]
On Sun, May 3, 2015 at 7:15 PM, Nicolas George <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> Le quartidi 14 floréal, an CCXXIII, Avinash Sonawane a écrit :
>> I think I am using lightdm as display manager/login manager. (Any way
>> to find out which is?)
> You can probably see what display manager is running with "ps".
Yes. It is lightdm.
>> And in lightdm, lightdm-autologin and lightdm-greeter I see:
>> # Load environment from /etc/environment and ~/.pam_environment
>> auth required pam_env.so envfile=/etc/default/locale
>> > If there is, check that pam_env.so is invoked.
>> Apparently pam_env.so is alreadu being invoked.
> Not exactly. It is invoked to read /etc/default/locale, but not
> /etc/environment. The correct lines, from xdm, look like this:
> auth required pam_env.so
> auth required pam_env.so envfile=/etc/default/locale
> See there are two lines. The behaviour contradicts the comment just above:
So will it work if I add `auth required pam_env.so`
to lightdm, lightdm-greeter and lightdm-autologin files?
> there is not doubt this is a bug. You must file a bug report.
So I should file this against jessie, lightdm or xfce(as in GNOME
/etc/environment was getting loaded as expected)?
Also as suggested in previous thread I added these lines in .bashrc:
export http_proxy https_proxy ftp_proxy
and the workaround works!
Is there any risk in using this workaround?
Avinash Sonawane (RootKea)