Bug 1732183 - Custom command 'toolbox enter' in profile is launching in other profiles
Summary: Custom command 'toolbox enter' in profile is launching in other profiles
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: gnome-terminal
Version: 30
Hardware: x86_64
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Matthias Clasen
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
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Reported: 2019-07-22 23:44 UTC by tockar
Modified: 2021-04-26 15:59 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2020-05-26 17:00:52 UTC
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Description tockar 2019-07-22 23:44:59 UTC
Description of problem:
When two or more profiles in gnome-terminal are set, if the profile with the custom command to run at profile launch is set to "toolbox enter", this command (toolbox enter) is run in every other profile configured, at launch, no matter if those profiles have set custom command, or not. Tested in Fedora Silverblue 30.

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How reproducible:
Every time, on my PC.

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install toolbox from Fedora's repository if not installed.
2. Create a toolbox's container with the command 'toolbox create'. 
3. In gnome-terminal, create a profile with command 'toolbox enter' set to run when the profile is loaded.
4. Launch other profile(s).

Actual results:
When the profile with 'toolbox enter' command to run at the start, is launched, every other profile will run with the 'toolbox create' at the profile start.

Expected results:
Every profile should be loaded with its own custom command (or none, if none is set) configured, every time it is loaded.

Additional info:
I couldn't replicate this bug with any other non-toolbox command.
It also applies to 'toolbox enter -c <container_name>'. 
When the bug is active, trying to launch another profile with the command "toolbox enter -c <other_container>" does not change anything, gnome-terminal always passes first launched profile with "toolbox enter" command to other profiles.

Comment 1 Debarshi Ray 2019-09-09 11:38:40 UTC
Yes, on Fedora, if you are inside a toolbox container, gnome-terminal tries to preserve the environment just as it would preserve the current working directory. The motivation was to avoid requiring users to type 'toolbox enter' for each new terminal on Silverblue, because if you are inside a Toolbox, you'll likely want to keep using it for future terminals.

There are some bits and pieces missing to complete the desired experience so I can imagine various ways in which this might be troubling people.

Could you please give a high-level description of what your workflow? Is it that you just want to get to a host shell for some terminals? Or is it that you have different toolbox containers and you want to use a different one for each terminal?

Comment 2 Ben Cotton 2020-04-30 21:10:23 UTC
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