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On Thu, 2009-11-05 at 02:02 +0000, Allen Halsey wrote:
> Jonathan Ryshpan <jonrysh <at> pacbell.net> writes:
> >
> > It looks like environment variables set in .bash_profile are visible 
> > to applications started in gnome but not via a shell.  For example
> > evolution knows when I modify LC_COLLATE.  
> > 
> > But how?  Here's the invocation chain from login down to evolution -- no
> > shells here...

> See this excellent post by Chris Tyler where he explores the sequence of events
> leading to execution of .bash_profile:
> 
> http://dailypackage.fedorabook.com/index.php?/archives/122-Wednesday-Why-Logins-and-Sessions.html
> 
> The critical line is in the /etc/X11/xdm/Xsession script:
> 
>   exec -l $SHELL -c "$SSH_AGENT $DBUS_LAUNCH gnome-session"
> 
> where SHELL is bash.

Thanks.  The article seems to be about the exact question I asked.
(Haven't had a chance to read it yet.)

jon


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