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Re: Black magic to pass around environment variables?

From: raingloom
Subject: Re: Black magic to pass around environment variables?
Date: Sun, 14 Mar 2021 00:49:35 +0100

On Sat, 13 Mar 2021 10:05:44 +0100
Ricardo Wurmus <> wrote:

> raingloom <> writes:
> > Motivation:
> > xfce4-terminal runs as a terminal and doesn't propagate environment
> > variables, which makes it a bit cumbersome to use it with complex
> > `guix environment` setups. While an upstream fix would be nice,
> > this is a general problem and one that shouldn't require special
> > handling in every application.  
> I’m sorry, I don’t understand the problem.  Could you perhaps provide
> an example to illustrate the issue?

Sorry, I wrote that in a rather tired state. What I meant to write was:
xfce4-terminal runs as a **server** and when it opens a new window,
that inherits its environment from the server, not from the calling

What I want to do is open a new terminal from a guix environment shell
that has the exact same environment variables.

> What environment variables should be propagated from where to where?
All of them, that's the point.

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