Description of problem:
gnome-terminal starts a shell with / as its current directory, instead of the user's home directory, when it gets launched from a desktop icon.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Create a new user
2. Log in, you have an empty desktop
3. In gnome-tweak-tool, on the "Desktop" tab, enable the "Icons on Desktop" setting.
4. Copy /usr/share/applications/gnome-terminal.desktop to $HOME/Desktop
5. Double-click on the Terminal icon on the desktop (tell Gnome, yes, make this icon executable).
A new terminal shell window will open. The initial current directory will be /
The initial current directory should be my $HOME
SELinux status: enabled
SELinuxfs mount: /sys/fs/selinux
SELinux root directory: /etc/selinux
Loaded policy name: targeted
Current mode: permissive
Mode from config file: permissive
Policy MLS status: enabled
Policy deny_unknown status: allowed
Max kernel policy version: 28
gnome-terminal comes up in $HOME when it gets launched by the gnome shell, from activities. It comes up in only when it gets launched from a desktop icon. This is not an selinux issue.
> Steps to Reproduce:
An important step here is to "reboot" after having used gnome-tweak-tool to enable "Icons on Desktop". Simply logging out and logging back in is not sufficient.
"gnome-terminal" is likely the wrong bugzilla component.
See also this newer "gnome-shell" ticket:
Bug 1047116 - environment variables not expanded from desktop icons
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