[Bug 238120] cron(8) doesn't set the HOME environment variable to users's home directory when command runs under regular user

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https://bugs.freebsd.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=238120

            Bug ID: 238120
           Summary: cron(8) doesn't set the HOME environment variable to
                    users's home directory when command runs under regular
                    user
           Product: Base System
           Version: 12.0-STABLE
          Hardware: Any
                OS: Any
            Status: New
          Severity: Affects Only Me
          Priority: ---
         Component: bin
          Assignee: bugs at FreeBSD.org
          Reporter: yuri at freebsd.org

When crontab contains
> 10     *       *       *       *         yuri     env DISPLAY=:0.0 /usr/local/bin/bash /path/to/some/script

this script is run by cron(8) with HOME=/var/log

Once the field "who" in crontab is set to some user, cron(8) should also set
the "HOME" environment variable properly.

HOME=/var/log looks wrong in any case.

(Not sure if "root" also suffers from this problem.)


FreeBSD nohost 12.0-STABLE FreeBSD 12.0-STABLE r347548 GENERIC  amd64

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