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Re: environment / screen / X

From: James Morrison
Subject: Re: environment / screen / X
Date: Sun, 12 May 2002 01:08:46 -0700 (PDT)

--- David Walter <dwalter@syr.edu> wrote:
> I ran into a strange problem today when running x under the hurd.
> I noticed that I was not able to load some programs under X as a user.
> At first I thought that this was a user vs root permissions problem
> because I hadn't seen this under the root login.
> But I found out by ldd'ing some of the programs and verifying that the
> LD_LIBRARY_PATH was correctly configured to point to /X11R6/lib for
> the user account that ldd _failed_ to find libX11.so even with the
> correct LD_LIBRARY_PATH.

 These binaries that you can't run are suid, so LD_LIBRARY_PATH is ignored.

James Morrison
   University of Waterloo
   Computer Science - Digital Hardware
   2A co-op

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