[Pkg-xfce-devel] Bug#272030: xfrun4

Simon Huggins 272030@bugs.debian.org, 272030@bugs.debian.org
Sat, 25 Jun 2005 11:41:33 +0100

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On Thu, Jun 23, 2005 at 04:24:42PM +0200, Cyril Brulebois wrote:
> "Fredy P." <digitalfredy@debiancolombia.org> (16/09/2004):
> > Package: xfce4-utils
> My version is 4.2.2-1

> > Apparently, xfrun4 doesn't know about the values of the environment
> > variables.
> I seems to be "normal" as environment variables depends on a shell
> you're running, if I'm right. Since xfrun4 does not depend on such a
> shell, it does not have to know about them (launched from alt+f2
> shortcut).

> > If I run xmessage $SHELL in xfrun4 I get $SHELL, whereas if I run
> > xmessage $SHELL in xterm I get /bin/bash.
> Launched from a (xterm|gnome-terminal), it still does not know about
> them because it calls the program/binary directly without asking the
> shell to interprete the command line (substitution and so on).

> > As a result of this problem, a script will fail if it needs to read
> > the values of the environment variables.
> If you really need environment variables, you may find this trick
> interesting; in xfrun4, just type:
> bash -c "xmessage $SHELL"

Also if you run in a terminal that will spawn a shell which will run
your normal shell startup scripts to get the environment.

I don't think this is a bug of xfrun4 either.

Fredy, are you still unhappy with this?

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