Bug 178884

Summary: Login via gdm does not source /etc/profile
Product: [Fedora] Fedora Reporter: Mirko Streckenbach <strecken>
Component: gdmAssignee: Ray Strode [halfline] <rstrode>
Status: CLOSED NOTABUG QA Contact: Mike McLean <mikem>
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Description Mirko Streckenbach 2006-01-25 06:56:38 UTC
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Description of problem:
If a user logs in via gdm, /etc/profile does not seem to be parsed.
It gets parsed if the user logs in on a tty.

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. login via gdm
2. start an xterm or gnome-terminal

Actual Results:  variables defined in the various /etc/profile.d/* scripts are NOT set.
E.g. /usr/kerberos/bin is missing from PATH if you have krb5-workstation installed.

This does not happen if you login in on a tty.

Expected Results:  the environment defined by /etc/profile should be sourced on a login via gdm

Additional info:

Comment 1 Ray Strode [halfline] 2006-01-25 15:59:52 UTC
Are you using bash?

If so, if you upgrade to the version of bash in rawhide does your problem go away?

Comment 2 Mirko Streckenbach 2006-01-26 06:57:46 UTC
Yes, login shell is bash.

Upgrade to bash-3.1-5 solved the problem.

Many thanks for the quick solution.