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Date:      Wed, 16 May 2007 09:19:47 +0200
From:      Christopher Illies <christopher.illies@ki.se>
To:        Ernest Sales <ersaloz@gmail.com>
Cc:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: .login_conf ignored [solved]
Message-ID:  <20070516071947.GA94083@Klabautermann.ks.se>
In-Reply-To: <000001c7970f$8f51e100$2101a8c0@asinusaureus>
References:  <20070515145949.GD10568@Klabautermann.ks.se> <000001c7970f$8f51e100$2101a8c0@asinusaureus>

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On Tue, May 15, 2007 at 06:39:05PM +0200, Ernest Sales wrote:
> > > > > On Tue, 15 May 2007 09:14:42 +0200, Christopher Illies wrote:
> > > > >
> > > > > > The locale settings in my .login_conf are ignored:

[...]

> > > Try compiling just your ~/login_conf, make sure a
> > > ~/login_conf.db file appears.
> > >
> > > Ernest
> >
> > Thanks, that has worked!
> >
> > Before I always used cap_mkdb /etc/login.conf plus all the user's
> > $HOME/.login_conf, but just using it on my ~/.login_conf did the
> > trick. A ~/.login_conf.db file has appeared.
> >
> > I feel a bit silly for not having come up with it myself. I guess what
> > confused me was that on another user's account the cap_mkdb compiling
> > wasn't neccessary, but I don't need to understand that now that it
> > works for me.
> >
> > Thanks again.
> >
> > Christopher
> 
> But you are still curious, aren't you?

Yes

> AFAIK, there are two possible
> explanations:
> 
> 1) There _is_ a .login_conf.db file in the other user's homedir.

No

> 
> 2) The other account pertains to a different login class than yours,
> which already sets the desired locale and so masquerades the user's
> settings being ignored. Dunno if a user can see his own login class. If
> you have permissions, can use vipw to find out (if unfamiliar, take a
> look to vipw(8) and passwd(5) manpages, notice the 'class' field).
> 
> Ernest
 
Not that I can see. I 'chris' is my login, and 'bill' in another
account that does not have this problem:

; sudo  cat /etc/master.passwd | egrep 'chris|bill' | awk  -F: '{ print $1,":", $5,":"}'
chris :  :
bill :  :
; whoami
chris
; ls /home/bill/.login*
/home/bill/.login       /home/bill/.login_conf
; cat /home/bill/.login_conf
# $FreeBSD: src/share/skel/dot.login_conf,v 1.3 2001/06/10 17:08:53
# ache Exp $
#
# see login.conf(5)
#
me:\
        :charset=iso-8859-1:\
        :lang=se_SE.ISO8859-1:
; sudo sed -i.bak -e 's/se_SE/de_DE/' /home/bill/.login_conf
; su -l bill
Password:
$ whoami
bill
$ env | egrep -i 'lang|charset'
MM_CHARSET=iso-8859-1
LANG=de_DE.ISO8859-1

But to change settings on the 'chris' account I have to use cap_mkdb
/home/chris/.login_conf. Strange...

Christopher




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