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Re: how do I set 'home' for root



Alexander Dalloz wrote:
Am Mi, den 27.04.2005 schrieb Claude Jones um 22:17:


"su" only changes the process' effective UID, but doesn't give you
root's environment.  "su -" DOES give you root's environment (including
root's path and, yes, $HOME).  It's equivalent to logging in as root.

Assuming I understood you correctly, I tried this: sh-3.00# su cj [cj viewridgeproductions2 misc]$ su root Password: sh-3.00# kcontrol Aborting. $HOME is not set. sh-3.00#


No, Rick spoke about running "su - <user>".


I'm getting the same bad result, if I follow you right.


Claude Jones


Check /etc/password to contain following line for root:
hehe, Alexander, one error for today :)
check /etc/passwd

root:x:0:0:root:/root:/bin/bash


Check too your /root/.bash_profile and /root/.bashrc files.

Alexander






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