Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 177130
PATH is not transmitted through startkde
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:11:20 EST
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Description of problem:
I noticed that some applications that I start from the KDE desktop don't have
the full system PATH defined to them. For example, I have graphical editors
that have a window for executing shell commands. If you start the application
from the konsole it has the full PATH.
I put an echo $PATH into startkde and got this:
Whereas my path (say in konsole, coming from bash) is:
If I put this PATH into startkde and export it everyhting works fine. Perhaps
we need to source something in startkde.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Start an application from the desktop that can execute shell commands (not konsole)
This seems to be related to the new bash. startkde is not considered a login
shell and therefor initilization files are not sourced. The following change
fixes the problem:
#!/bin/sh ------> #!/bin/bash -l
Something has changed in the kde/kdm startup to cause this but I could
not find it.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 177258 ***
Please try with bash-3.1-5.