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

Andrei POPESCU andreimpopescu at gmail.com
Wed Aug 3 09:03:30 UTC 2011

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Dear Debian Developers,

Background: most common ways[1] of logging in to a Debian system involve 
executing or sourcing ~/.profile at some point, but not all of them.

[1] tested gdm, slim, console login, from memory I recall kdm and gdm3 
doing the same

On Lu, 01 aug 11, 10:14:35, Yves-Alexis Perez wrote:
> On lun., 2011-08-01 at 11:08 +0300, Andrei POPESCU wrote:
> > 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.
> It's read by bash (and zsh and few other shells I guess).
> > 
> > Do you mind if I move the discussion on -devel? 
> No, go ahead.
> -- 
> Yves-Alexis

IMVHO I think it shouldn't matter how a user logs in, the environment 
should be as much as possible identical, but I'm not sure this belongs 
in the *dm. What do you think?

Kind regards,
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