Bug 6710 - Aliases problems under Gnome and KDE
Summary: Aliases problems under Gnome and KDE
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: kdebase
Version: 6.1
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Preston Brown
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Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 1999-11-04 08:33 UTC by ted
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:37 UTC (History)
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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2000-01-17 18:36:21 UTC

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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.

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