[Pkg-xfce-devel] Bug#636108: Bug#636108: lightdm: does not source ~/.profile

Andrei POPESCU andreimpopescu at gmail.com
Mon Aug 1 08:08:10 UTC 2011

On Du, 31 iul 11, 14:40:09, Yves-Alexis Perez wrote:
> tag 636108 wontfix
> thanks
> On dim., 2011-07-31 at 12:01 +0300, Andrei POPESCU wrote:
> > lightdm is not sourcing ~/.profile like other dm do (at least gdm2 and 
> > slim). 
> # /etc/profile: system-wide .profile file for the Bourne shell (sh(1))          
> # and Bourne compatible shells (bash(1), ksh(1), ash(1), ...).
> I don't think it's really intended to be sourced by a dm. If you still
> want the behavior, put stuff in .xsessionrc (sourced by scripts
> in /etc/X11/Xsession.d).

I won't comment on your statement that the dm is not the right place, 
but I strongly believe ~/.profile should be sourced from somewhere by 
*default*, just as it is done on a console login.

Do you mind if I move the discussion on -devel?

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