The home of root

Jamie Strandboge jamie at
Thu Jan 7 19:10:19 UTC 2016

On 01/07/2016 12:02 PM, Gustavo Niemeyer wrote:

> So, this feels like a good chance for
> us to cut out that ambiguity, and be clear: when we start an application, $HOME
> must point to the effective user's home, and the snap user data directory should
> follow along. If an application runs as root, the rule doesn't change. If an
> application runs as a service, as root, the rule doesn't change either.
> That cleans up the situation on points 1, 2, and 3. Perhaps it won't make
> everybody happy, but it's a clear rule that is easy to understand, and prevents
> awkward breakage as described in points 1 and 2.
Indeed, much nicer.

> How does that sound?  Should we move forward with that?


Jamie Strandboge       

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