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

Chow Loong Jin hyperair at xxxxx
Thu Nov 25 05:09:49 UTC 2010

On Thursday 25,November,2010 03:06 AM, Enrico Tröger wrote:
> On Wed, 24 Nov 2010 10:15:00 +0800, Chow 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. I
>> don't think a login shell or interactive shell should be used for this
>> purpose though.
> I agree completely.
> If Ubuntu messed up with their system, it's their problem. Why should
> we fix Ubuntu's or Gnome's mistakes in Geany?
> In other, less harsh words, I think an applicaton should not fix the
> problems in the outer environment.
> Lex, above you said yourself, other window managers (I assume other
> than metacity or compiz), work ok. So, that's a pretty good argument to
> *not* fix it in Geany.
> And yes, I noticed you already solved the problem for your system :).

This isn't a window manager problem, it's a session manager problem. Also,
sourcing .bash_login/.profile on GUI login is retarded behaviour, especially
when you have something like screen autolaunch + auto-logout after screen
detaches going on inside that. I had a hard time trying to figure out why my
session on my university lab's Fedora machines wouldn't log into any graphical
session due to this.

Kind regards,
Loong Jin

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