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[Bug 1435492] Re: Xsession crash after login (fix for #678421 breaks)


IMHO the simplest fix  would just be to call it with full path, i. e.
/sbin/upstart --user ... ?

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  Xsession crash after login (fix for #678421 breaks)

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Bug description:
  According to changelog.Debian from version 1.12.3 on lightdm is using
  "bash for the session to improve error handling" to fix #678421.

  Unfortunately this can break the session start up when the user sets
  the $PATH environment variable in ~/.bashrc. Then /sbin might no
  longer be in $PATH and /etc/X11/Xsession.d/99cadence-session-start
  won't find /sbin/upstart when calling "upstart --user"

  The mechanism is the following:

  1. /usr/sbin/lightdm-session lines 37-42 source among others

  2. The usual .profile of /etc/skel will source ~/.bashrc if the shell
  is Bash (and not /bin/sh)

  3. ~/.bashrc (maybe) is setting $PATH without /sbin

  4. upstart --user call fails as /sbin is not in $PATH

  Suggested solutions:

  * switch back to /bin/sh

  * make sure that /sbin is in $PATH

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