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Re: environment (/etc/profile) and X



On Fri, 2005-01-21 at 13:50 +0000, Jonathan Underwood wrote:
> read - opening a terminal in Gnome etc starts an interactive non-login 
> shell and so /etc/bashrc and $HOME/.bashrc are read but not /etc/profile 
> or $HOME/.bash_profile. At least that's my understanding.
> 
> Googling around a bit, this situation has quite a history, and there was 
> even a time when /etc/profile was even sourced twice at login.

You're absolutely right, gdm/xdm/kdm should be running the login files 1
time.

We spent a lot of time fixing this several years ago, must have gotten
busted somehow.
Be sure there's a bugzilla...

Havoc



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