$XDG_RUNTIME_DIR is not well set on my computer and this causes upstart to write PID files to my home folder. May I know what it should be and where to set it?


As far as I can tell, it is of the form:

/run/user/$(id -u)

For example, my UID is 1000, so XDG_RUNTIME_DIR is /run/user/1000. You can try setting it in ~/.pam_environment:

echo "XDG_RUNTIME_DIR=/run/user/$(id -u)" >> ~/.pam_environment

I couldn't find any sources for this, though.

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