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Old 08-03-2011, 09:03 AM
Andrei POPESCU
 
Default Bug#636108: lightdm: does not source ~/.profile

[Bcc'd all *dm maintainers and debian-x, in case they want to comment,
apologize if you get this multiple times]

Dear Debian Developers,

Background: most common ways[1] of logging in to a Debian system involve
executing or sourcing ~/.profile at some point, but not all of them.

[1] tested gdm, slim, console login, from memory I recall kdm and gdm3
doing the same

On Lu, 01 aug 11, 10:14:35, Yves-Alexis Perez wrote:
> On lun., 2011-08-01 at 11:08 +0300, Andrei POPESCU wrote:
> > I won't comment on your statement that the dm is not the right place,
> > but I strongly believe ~/.profile should be sourced from somewhere by
> > *default*, just as it is done on a console login.
>
> It's read by bash (and zsh and few other shells I guess).
> >
> > Do you mind if I move the discussion on -devel?
>
> No, go ahead.
> --
> Yves-Alexis

IMVHO I think it shouldn't matter how a user logs in, the environment
should be as much as possible identical, but I'm not sure this belongs
in the *dm. What do you think?

Kind regards,
Andrei
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