Bug 6710

Summary: Aliases problems under Gnome and KDE
Product: [Retired] Red Hat Linux Reporter: ted
Component: kdebaseAssignee: Preston Brown <pbrown>
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Description ted 1999-11-04 08:33:56 UTC
Hi !

It seems that under X (Gnome or KDE) the aliases defined for
instance under /etc/profile.d/xxx are not taken into
account. If I am not using X, then they are taken into
account. The strangest thing is that everything defined in
/etc/profile.d is considered except the aliases.

Moreover, some terminal "konsole" or the Gnome terminal do
not update the wmtp logins database when kvt or xterm do it.

Thanks in advance for any help


Comment 1 Preston Brown 2000-01-17 18:36:59 UTC
some terminals run "login shells" by default, and others don't.  This affects
whether or not your .bash_profile (and /etc/profile.d/*) are sourced in addition
to your .bashrc.  This is configurable on a case-by-case basis.  For instance,
with gnome-terminal, you must pass the flag --utmp.  For xterm, you can do it
with +u and turn it off with -u.