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bug#32413: 25.2; When run as root, emacs writes dconf files in a non-roo


From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: bug#32413: 25.2; When run as root, emacs writes dconf files in a non-root user's /run/user/XXX directory
Date: Fri, 10 Aug 2018 15:39:17 +0300

> From: Noam Postavsky <address@hidden>
> Date: Fri, 10 Aug 2018 08:28:49 -0400
> Cc: address@hidden
> 
> Vincent Lefevre <address@hidden> writes:
> 
> > Emacs should never create files/directories if the user hasn't
> > explicitly asked it to do that, in particular if this is under
> > a directory owned by a different user.
> 
> Does it help if you ./configure --without-gsettings?

So you are saying that it's the Gsettings functions that write to that
directory, outside of Emacs's control?

> (maybe it should default to off, I'm not sure what gsettings is actually
> good for apart from causing bugs, e.g., #25228)

I might agree, but then won't too many users be annoyed by Emacs not
following desktop-wide customizations?





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