Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 80936
[RFE] application to set X session environment variables
Last modified: 2008-05-01 11:38:04 EDT
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Description of problem:
There needs to be a user-friendly application to set X session environment
variables so that they are properly passed to all child processes invoked by X
(be it the terminal or standard GUI applications).
This application would be particularly useful in setting LANG to en_US for those
who do not necessary need UTF8 capability.
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Environment variables are inherently not user friendly.
(Changing between en_US and en_US.UTF-8 is also inherently not user friendly.)
Having a mouse-and-icons way to do something not user friendly doesn't
magically make it user friendly. ;-)
For the specific task at hand, I believe the only user friendly solution is
"Latin 1 must die", with "set stuff in your ~/.bash_profile" as the
backup plan for people who are used to the old way.