I'm having trouble with a web application I'm writing: The web application, which runs as user
nobody, needs to launch an
inkscape process to manipulate some SVG files. Because this runs as user
nobody, there is no home directory. What I am doing is creating a temporary directory under
/tmp and trying to set that as the home directory via
export HOME=/tmp/someUniqueId. I then set a few things in that "temporary" home directory, like a symlink
.fonts to the folder for the font files to use.
I know this works for finding the
~/.fonts directory. But when I launch Inkscape, all I get is a message that Inkscape could not create the
$HOME set the location of my home directory? Why is Inkscape still trying to access
/ as my home directory?