On Mon, 2017-05-22 at 12:46 +0300, Nikolai Kondrashov wrote:
Do you think the below could be done, from PoV of PAM/authconfig?
I do not have any problem with this if the locale.conf file is really
in format that is accepted by pam_env.
On 04/04/2017 06:06 PM, Nikolai Kondrashov wrote:
> At the moment users logging into Fedora on a text terminal
> (console, SSH,
> etc.) get their locale environment variables (LANG, LC_ALL, etc.)
> set up by
> the shell they use. I.e. the shell ultimately sources the
> file. This works fine in most cases.
> However, if the user has his/her "shell" set to any program that is
> not one of
> the traditional shells, i.e. it doesn't source any shell profiles,
> or even
> doesn't understand any shell language at all, then that program
> doesn't get
> locale settings.
> Theoretical examples can include captive portals on jump-hosts, or
> special-purpose systems with dedicated TUI instead of a shell. A
> example that concerns me is a user session recording program 
> which needs
> to run before user shell, and intercept all I/O going to and from
> I would like to know if it is possible to change Fedora to provide
> the locale
> variables through the environment user "shell" inherits, instead of
> it to read /etc/locale.conf, which is distro-specific.
> This is done in Debian already. During session setup in
> login/sshd/etc. they
> use pam_env to read /etc/default/locale. Similar thing is possible
> to do in
> Fedora too. E.g. just put this into /etc/pam.d/system-auth:
> session required pam_env.so envfile=/etc/locale.conf
>  Tlog - terminal I/O logger
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