[Pkg-xfce-devel] Bug#752129: Bug#752129: lightdm: Shell profile startup files not sourced on login

Daniel Richard G. skunk at iSKUNK.ORG
Sat Jun 21 23:50:05 UTC 2014

On Sat, 2014 Jun 21 10:33+0200, Yves-Alexis Perez wrote:
> /etc/profile is for login shell, I guess that's the reason…

Exactly. If I reconfigure my X terminal emulator to give me a login
shell, then my profile initializations are run---but they are then run
for every new shell I open, which is incorrect behavior. (It's not
uncommon to start up background programs and such [like ssh-agent] in
~/.profile, as the file is by definition supposed to be run once per
login session.)

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