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Re: EXWM: file or program not found, ls

From: Olivier Rojon
Subject: Re: EXWM: file or program not found, ls
Date: Sun, 3 Jan 2021 16:12:20 +0100
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my login shell is bash, and I have edited it. Yet, adding the lines you have provided did not really help the issue.

I have now written an .xsession file which looks like this:

--8<---------------cut here---------------start------------->8---
 #!/usr/bin/env bash
. /etc/profile &
. ~/.bashrc &
exec exwm
--8<---------------cut here---------------end--------------->8---

Unfortunately, this did not do the trick.

There's two things I suspect to be a possible culprit which I am about to change:

- I had manually defined PATH in .bashrc, which I believe might have overriden other attempts at defining it (even though it contains :$PATH at the end)

- I did what is sometimes advised when you install a package, that you should add the following lines to your shell:

--8<---------------cut here---------------start------------->8---
. "$GUIX_PROFILE/etc/profile"
--8<---------------cut here---------------end--------------->8---

However, I had not added an "export" in front of "GUIX_PROFILE", which might be part of the problem.

But as you can see, I am kind of struggling to find the cause of the problem. ;-)

On 02.01.21 15:17, Pierre Neidhardt wrote:
Hi Olivier,

What's your login shell?  If it's Bash, did you edit ~/.bashrc by any chance?

The default file contains this snippet:

--8<---------------cut here---------------start------------->8---
if [[ $- != *i* ]]
     # We are being invoked from a non-interactive shell.  If this
     # is an SSH session (as in "ssh host command"), source
     # /etc/profile so we get PATH and other essential variables.
     [[ -n "$SSH_CLIENT" ]] && source /etc/profile

     # Don't do anything else.

# Source the system-wide file.
source /etc/bashrc
--8<---------------cut here---------------end--------------->8---

You need to source /etc/profile if you want the environment variables
like PATH to be set properly.

You can do this from ~/.bashrc as is done in the snippet, or from other
files such ~/.profile or ~/.xinitrc.

Hope that helps!

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