I've got an environment variable issue I'm having trouble resolving. I'm running Ubuntu (Karmic, 9.10) and coming in via NX (NoMachine) on a Mac.
I've added several environment variables in my
.bashrc file, e.g.:
Sitting at the machine, this environment variable is available on the command line, as well as for apps I launch from the Main Menu. Coming in over NX, however, the environment variable shows up correctly on the command line, but NOT when I launch things via the launcher.
As an example, I created a simple shell script called
testpath in my home folder:
#!/bin/sh echo $PATH && sleep 5 quit
I gave it execute privileges:
chmod +x testpath
And then I created a launcher item in my Main Menu that simply runs:
When I'm sitting at the computer, this launcher runs and shows all the stuff I put into the
$PATH variable in my
.bashrc file (e.g.
$JAVA_HOME, etc). But when I come in over NX, it shows a totally different value for the
$PATH variable, despite the fact that if I launch a terminal window (still in NX), and type
export $PATH, it shows up correctly.
I assume this has to do with which files are getting loaded by the windowing system over NX, and that it's some other file. But I have no idea how to fix it.
For the record, I also have a
.profile file with the following in it:
# if running bash if [ -n "$BASH_VERSION" ]; then # include .bashrc if it exists if [ -f "$HOME/.bashrc" ]; then . "$HOME/.bashrc" fi fi