+++ This bug was initially created as a clone of Bug #1652639 +++
Description of problem:
Since https://src.fedoraproject.org/rpms/bash/c/739b272e5f5d10cf27a847a44d09eb7f4b6ec89b?branch=f29 , User PATH is prepended to $PATH every time ~/.bashrc is sourced. This includes the login phase and when the user runs bash inside the session. The result is two duplicate user PATH entries in $PATH, gets even more with nested bash sessions.
This does no harm, but may confuse users.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Open a graphical session with startx or a DM. In my case it's KDE/SDDM. Not tested on gdm/GNOME(Wayland)
2. Open a terminal emulator (must not use d-bus activation)
3. echo $PATH
$ echo $PATH
There shouldn't be duplicate entries in $PATH.
Generally I think it's still better to set $PATH inside ~/.bash_profile. This should work for all applications inside the session's scope unit, as long as default shell is bash, but not for systemd user services.
Another partial fix for display managers is to check whether bash is interactive before sourcing ~/.bashrc in ~/.bash_profile, since /etc/X11/xinit/Xsession runs bash non-interactively.
--- Additional comment from Siteshwar Vashisht on 2018-11-23 16:03:05 UTC ---
You can modify your .bashrc to:
if ! [[ $PATH =~ "$HOME/.local/bin:$HOME/bin:" ]]; then PATH="$HOME/.local/bin:$HOME/bin:$PATH"; fi
I will fix it through an update.
--- Additional comment from Chris Tao on 2018-11-24 09:02:53 UTC ---
(In reply to Siteshwar Vashisht from comment #1)
> You can modify your .bashrc to:
> if ! [[ $PATH =~ "$HOME/.local/bin:$HOME/bin:" ]]; then
> PATH="$HOME/.local/bin:$HOME/bin:$PATH"; fi
> I will fix it through an update.
After modifying .bashrc and restarting bash, duplicate PATH is gone.
Thank you for the fix.
--- Additional comment from Siteshwar Vashisht on 2019-01-10 09:09:19 UTC ---
Review please https://src.fedoraproject.org/rpms/bash/pull-request/10 ?
--- Additional comment from Fedora Update System on 2019-01-17 08:40:38 UTC ---
bash-4.4.23-6.fc29 has been submitted as an update to Fedora 29. https://bodhi.fedoraproject.org/updates/FEDORA-2019-9d006f6254
Since the problem described in this bug report should be
resolved in a recent advisory, it has been closed with a
resolution of ERRATA.
For information on the advisory (bash bug fix and enhancement update), and where to find the updated
files, follow the link below.
If the solution does not work for you, open a new bug report.