Re: Shouldn't desktop environments use *term -ls? (Re: The best recommendation [...])
>>>>> "Steve" == Steve Greenland <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
Steve> On 09-Jul-02, 13:13 (CDT), Branden Robinson
Steve> <email@example.com> wrote:
>> If the display manager supports PAM, as I think all display
>> managers currently in woody do, then pam_env.so will have been
>> run well before the terminal emulators are started. Therefore
>> -ls is overkill.
Steve> Does pam_env.so let one have a user specific environment
Steve> variables file (e.g. ~/.environment)? If so, it's not
Steve> obvious from the docs.
No, it does not. It does not seem to work that well either. I helped
a developer recently look at interactions between pam_env and gdm. As
far as I could tell, gdm was calling it correctly, but it wasn't
working. The developer indicated he would file a bug.
I do tend to agree some user-specific set of code (or environment
file--but I think environment file isn't really good enough) needs to
be in the inheritance of the window manager. I don't think -ls is a
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