[Geany-devel] Missing environment variables for builds and executes

Chow Loong Jin hyperair at xxxxx
Wed Nov 24 11:37:16 UTC 2010

On Wednesday 24,November,2010 11:27 AM, Lex Trotman wrote:
> On 24 November 2010 13:15, Chow Loong Jin <hyperair at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On Wednesday 17,November,2010 10:40 AM, Lex Trotman wrote:
>>> Hi,
>>> When Geany is started from the Gnome menu it doesn't get environment
>>> variables set in .profile, .bashrc etc.  Other window managers seem
>>> ok.
>>> This means that builds don't see CFLAGS, python executes don't see
>>> PYTHONPATH etc :-(
>>> Although builds and executes run in shells, a non-interactive shell
>>> does not load any startup files.
>>> The attached patch adds the option (-l) to run the build and execute
>>> shells as login shells which will load startup files.
>>> Two hidden prefs build_in_login_shell and exec_in_login_shell allow
>>> you to disable this for builds or executes respectively if running
>>> your startup scripts causes some problem.
>> Hi,
>> I actually believe that on some distros .bashrc/.profile is sourced by default
>> on gdm, and on others, .xprofile is used for this purpose.
> @Chow,
> cp .profile .xprofile
> fixed it, thanks.
> @Nick forget the patch.
>  I don't think a login
>> shell or interactive shell should be used for this purpose though.
> Agree it shouldn't be interactive, after all we don't want prompts everywhere.
>> Perhaps what could be done would be to allow build environment variables to be
>> customized in Geany?
> No, commands started in Geany should work exactly as they do from the
> command line, manually setting up the environment in two places is too
> error prone (especially for me :-).

Then you probably want to do something like echo '. $HOME/profile' > ~/.xprofile
to eliminate redundancy. :-)

Kind regards,
Loong Jin

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