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Bug 243069 - xterm installed setgid; environment whacked
Summary: xterm installed setgid; environment whacked
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 229360
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: xterm
Version: 7
Hardware: i686
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Miroslav Lichvar
QA Contact:
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2007-06-07 06:45 UTC by Peter TB Brett
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:12 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2007-06-07 14:51:05 UTC

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Description Peter TB Brett 2007-06-07 06:45:27 UTC
Description of problem:

xterm is installed setgid utempter.  This means that any LD_CONFIG_PATH set in 
a user's .profile or .bash_profile is destroyed.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):


How reproducible:

Add LD_LIBRARY_PATH=/some/path to .profile.  Exec xterm from a login shell.  
Check environment.

Steps to Reproduce:


$ tail -n2 .profile
export LD_LIBRARY_PATH=/home/peter/opt/lib:$LD_LIBRARY_PATH
export LD_TEST=/foo/bar


$ (exec -l /bin/sh -c "env | grep LD")


$ (exec -l /bin/sh -c "exec xterm -geometry 80x24-0-0")

4. In new xterm window:

$ env | grep LD

Additional info:

In F7, this also affects Konsole.

Comment 1 Peter TB Brett 2007-06-07 07:00:00 UTC
This is related to Bug 164869.

Comment 2 Miroslav Lichvar 2007-06-07 14:51:05 UTC
xterm has to have utempter setgid since directory where the utempter binary is
located is accessible only to group utempter.

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 229360 ***

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