manager: put bin before sbin for user instances

System Internals / systemd - Zbigniew Jędrzejewski-Szmek [] - 27 August 2019 16:24 EDT

Traditionally, user logins had a $PATH in which /bin was before /sbin, while root logins had a $PATH with /sbin first. This allows the tricks that consolehelper is doing to work. But even if we ignore consolehelper, having the path in this order might have been used by admins for other purposes, and keeping the order in user sessions will make it easier the adoption of systemd user sessions a bit easier.

Fixes #733.

OOM handling in manager_default_environment wasn't really correct. Now the (theorertical) malloc failure in strv_new() is handled.

Please note that this has no effect on:- systems with merged /bin-/sbin (e.g. arch)

- when there are no binaries that differ between the two locations.

E.g. on my F30 laptop there is exactly one program that is affected: /usr/bin/setup -> consolehelper.

There is less and less stuff that relies on consolehelper, but there's still some.

So for "clean" systems this makes no difference, but helps with legacy setups.

$ dnf repoquery --releasever=31 --qf %{name} --whatrequires usermode anaconda-live audit-viewer beesu chkrootkit driftnet drobo-utils-gui hddtemp mate-system-log mock pure-ftpd setuptool subscription-manager system-config-httpd system-config-rootpassword system-switch-java system-switch-mail usermode-gtk
vpnc-consoleuser wifi-radar xawtv

db11487d10 manager: put bin before sbin for user instances
man/systemd.exec.xml | 35 +++++++++++++++++++++--------------
src/basic/path-util.h | 8 ++++++++
src/core/manager.c | 23 +++++++++++++++++++----
3 files changed, 48 insertions(+), 18 deletions(-)


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