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Re: [ANNOUNCEMENT] [1.7] Updated: xorg-server-1.6.4-1

On 04/10/2009 22:19, Jon TURNEY wrote:
On 03/10/2009 16:04, Ken Brown wrote:
On 9/30/2009 11:41 PM, Yaakov (Cygwin/X) wrote:
The following patch has been REVERTED in this release:

* "Use bash login shell to execute the commands started from the tray
menu": This could cause lengthly delays in launching programs
depending on the contents of the user's .bash_profile. Instead,
xinit-1.1.1-5 launches XWin itself in a login shell, which should have
the same effect.

I think you may have also reverted some improvements that had been made to /etc/X11/system.XWinrc. As a result, starting xterm from the tray menu no longer starts a login shell. I would suggest something like the following, as we discussed in the thread starting at


Well, the point is that we shouldn't need to start things from XWinrc
using a login shell, as the change to startxwin.bat launches XWin from a
login shell, so all it's descendants should inherit a login environment.

Doesn't seem to be working though :-(

Actually, this seems to be working fine.

But looking at PS1 to determine if you have a login shell in your ancestry doesn't work, as PS1 gets unset by non-interactive bash shells. (This is something which I have learnt today :-)

So attempting to set PS1 in /etc/profile and inherit it everywhere isn't going to work.

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