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Changes between Initial Version and Version 1 of Ticket #1602


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Timestamp:
07/27/17 06:54:58 (4 years ago)
Author:
Antoine Martin
Comment:

That's probably caused by #1105. Works fine here on Fedora.. maybe Ubuntu isn't populating the environment variables through the pam login.

Problem is that we can't blindly forward all the environment variables to the system-wide proxy process which runs as root, as that would be insecure. For example, $SHELL could be abused as it may be used by commands executed as root.

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    initial v1  
    55My username in /etc/passwd does give /bin/bash as my default shell.
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    7 Both client and server are the same box, running Ubuntu 16.04.2 LTS with xpra version 2.1 revision 16525.
     7Both client and server are the same box, running Ubuntu 16.04.2 LTS with xpra version 2.1 revision r16525.
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    99Some internet searches suggest that the environment variable $SHELL may be relevant. When urxvt opens with /bin/sh, that variable is undefined.