Re: Shouldn't desktop environments use *term -ls? (Re: The best recommendation [...])
On Tue, Jul 09, 2002 at 03:38:39PM -0400, Sam Hartman wrote:
> >>>>> "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
> great default.
I wish if system's /etc/X11/Xsession inserts code such as:
if [ -f $HOME/.Xenvironment ]; then
So we can set per-user based environment through $HOME/.Xenvironment (I
want to do LC_* etc. so I can have Japanese on one account and English
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