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Bug 68244 - startkde 3.3.1 patch dropped --login from #!/bin/bash
Summary: startkde 3.3.1 patch dropped --login from #!/bin/bash
Alias: None
Product: Gentoo Linux
Classification: Unclassified
Component: [OLD] KDE (show other bugs)
Hardware: All All
: Normal normal (vote)
Assignee: Gentoo KDE team
Depends on:
Reported: 2004-10-20 01:39 UTC by Clemens Fruhwirth
Modified: 2004-11-07 15:09 UTC (History)
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Description Clemens Fruhwirth 2004-10-20 01:39:56 UTC
startkde 3.3.1 patch dropped --login from #!/bin/bash

--login is vital for sourcing ~/.profile. Profile is vital for installing additional environment variables, modifing $PATH, setting $LANG.
Comment 1 Gregorio Guidi (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2004-10-20 03:46:41 UTC
the environment should be already sourced when running startkde...
what do you use to start kde (startx, kdm, gdm, ...)?
Comment 2 Clemens Fruhwirth 2004-10-20 04:03:27 UTC

startkde is started by /etc/X11/Session/kde-3.3.*
That's exec-ed by kdm. 
Comment 3 Gregorio Guidi (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2004-10-20 08:12:27 UTC
exactly, but before doing 'exec' in /usr/kde/3.3/share/config/kdm/Xsession
there is (if your shell is bash):

    if [ -f $HOME/.bash_profile ]; then
      . $HOME/.bash_profile
    elif [ -f $HOME/.bash_login ]; then
      . $HOME/.bash_login
    elif [ -f $HOME/.profile ]; then
      . $HOME/.profile
Comment 4 Clemens Fruhwirth 2004-10-20 14:09:08 UTC
Xsession didn't work for me for 2 reason: 
- path setting happens in .profile, but .bash_profile exists.
- user shell is zsh.

I updated my config to fit the requirements. Thanks.
Comment 5 Fredrik Wikström 2004-11-06 04:14:12 UTC
Last night I did an emerge -uD world which resulted in a kde 3.3.1 upgrade, and the first thing I noted was that the 'user@host' info and coloring was lost.

I've tried to figure out what went wrong, but I can't. I know that one of the config files updated during etc-update was some Xsession, and what I can tell from the date it seems to be /usr/kde/3.3/share/config/kdm/Xsession .

As a normal user:
If I just bring up a Konsole in Kde the prompt just reads 'bash-2.05b$'.
If i execute an 'echo $PS1' the output is just '\s-\v\$'
I could either do '. /etc/profile' or a 'bash --login' to get a "normal" bash prompt as I had yesterday.

I do have a .bash_profile which only reads like this:

#This file is sourced by bash when you log in interactively.
[ -f ~/.bashrc ] && . ~/.bashrc

And .bashrc seems to contain the code for the prompt and coloring.

I might also add that in the bash prompt after start up (yes I boot to a prompt and then enter X via startx) the 'user@host' info and color works.

What do I need to change (and why?)?
Also, I'm not sure it's the same bug, but I thought it was close enough.
Comment 6 Gregorio Guidi (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2004-11-06 06:51:34 UTC
So if you do 'source .bashrc' after launching konsole the prompt gets colorized? that's strange, because the bash executed by konsole should always
source .bashrc (while it won't source /etc/profile by default).

I saw this bug a few times, but it was because in Gentoo PS1 was set in /etc/profile instead of .bashrc (but it changed with newer baselayout IIRC)
Comment 7 Fredrik Wikström 2004-11-07 01:47:35 UTC
Nope, that doesn't work. Only source /etc/profile seems to work. This is a printout from my konsole:

bash-2.05b$ source .bashrc
bash-2.05b$ source /etc/profile
fredrik@bowmore fredrik $                      //This line is colored also

I might add that I have not done any changes, that I'm aware of, from the gentoo standard prompt.

Below is the .bashrc found in my user home dir.

# $Header: /home/cvsroot/gentoo-src/rc-scripts/etc/skel/.bashrc,v 1.8 2003/02/28 15:45:35 azarah Exp $

# This file is sourced by all *interactive* bash shells on startup.  This
# file *should generate no output* or it will break the scp and rcp commands.

# colors for ls, etc.
eval `dircolors -b /etc/DIR_COLORS`
alias d="ls --color"
alias ls="ls --color=auto"
alias ll="ls --color -l"

# Change the window title of X terminals
case $TERM in
                PROMPT_COMMAND='echo -ne "\033]0;${USER}@${HOSTNAME%%.*}:${PWD/$HOME/~}\007"'
                PROMPT_COMMAND='echo -ne "\033_${USER}@${HOSTNAME%%.*}:${PWD/$HOME/~}\033\\"'

##uncomment the following to activate bash-completion:
#[ -f /etc/profile.d/bash-completion ] && source /etc/profile.d/bash-completion
Comment 8 Gregorio Guidi (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2004-11-07 02:35:24 UTC
So it's clear, you don't have the command that sets the bash prompt 
in .bashrc: PROMPT_COMMAND is misleading, it just sets the title at the top of 
the window.

PS1='\[\033[01;32m\]\u@\h \[\033[01;34m\]\W \$ \[\033[00m\]'
in ~/.bashrc, and
PS1='\[\033[01;31m\]\h \[\033[01;34m\]\W \$ \[\033[00m\]'
in /root/.bashrc

FYI, I think the bash in ~x86 provides and reads /etc/bashrc,
which sets PS1 properly.
Comment 9 Fredrik Wikström 2004-11-07 15:09:05 UTC
Well, yes, that fixes my problem. But why has it stopped working? 
Isn't it some mismatch somewhere between versions? Am I the only one to have this problem?

Anyway, thanks for your help... //Fredrik