Bug 6710 - Aliases problems under Gnome and KDE
Aliases problems under Gnome and KDE
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: kdebase (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Preston Brown
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Reported: 1999-11-04 03:33 EST by ted
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:37 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2000-01-17 13:36:21 EST
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Description ted 1999-11-04 03:33:56 EST
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 13:36:59 EST
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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