[Pkg-xfce-devel] Bug#672793: lightdm does not source ~/.profile

Ralf Jung post at ralfj.de
Sun May 13 18:17:06 UTC 2012

Package: lightdm
Version: 1.0.11-1
Severity: normal

Dear Maintainer,

I just switched from KDM and to lightdm, and had to notice that ~/bin was
dropped from my PATH. The reason is that KDM sources ~/.profile on login, but
lightdm obviously does not.
This was also reported, and fixed, in Ubuntu:

Kind regards,

-- System Information:
Debian Release: wheezy/sid
  APT prefers testing
  APT policy: (500, 'testing')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)

Kernel: Linux 3.2.0-2-amd64 (SMP w/2 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=en_GB.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_GB.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash

Versions of packages lightdm depends on:
ii  adduser                3.113+nmu1
ii  consolekit             0.4.5-3
ii  dbus                   1.5.12-1
ii  debconf [debconf-2.0]  1.5.42
ii  libc6                  2.13-32
ii  libglib2.0-0           2.32.2-1
ii  libpam0g               1.1.3-7
ii  libxcb1                1.8.1-1
ii  libxdmcp6              1:1.1.1-1
ii  lightdm-gtk-greeter    1.0.11-1

Versions of packages lightdm recommends:
ii  xserver-xorg  1:7.6+12

Versions of packages lightdm suggests:
pn  accountsservice  <none>

-- debconf information:
  lightdm/daemon_name: /usr/sbin/lightdm
* shared/default-x-display-manager: lightdm

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