>>>> "Larry" == Larry Evans
Larry> Unfortunately, I couldn't get it to send from xemacs;
Larry> hence, I'm sending from thunderbird.
Thanks for making the effort. (Do you know why XEmacs couldn't send?
It should just use /usr/sbin/sendmail I think, and it should Just Work[tm].)
Larry> The PATH is set in ~/.bash_env. However, I don't
Larry> understand the question:
Larry> Does either one source the other?
I just wanted to know how consistency is being ensured across the
various rc files. I forgot to mention the possibility of a third file
Larry> since only one file, .bashrc, was referenced in the above
I used a two-paragraph scope, sorry! :-)
> What is the PATH that you set, and what is the PATH that you
> get from the shell command tool? (`echo $PATH' should do the
Larry> The PATH set by my ~/.bash_env is:
Larry> and from 'shell command tool', `echo $PATH` shows:
Larry> cd /home/evansl/
Larry> echo $PATH
This is the typical path given to the X server/xdm (or whatever your X
login manager is).
Larry> OTOH, as mentioned, from the eshell, I get:
Larry> [ the expansion of the PATH set in .bash_env ]
In a later post, you wrote
Larry> I've discovered something else important. The problems I
Larry> was reporting did not start from invokation from an xterm.
Larry> Instead, they started from an icewm menu item. The code
Larry> executed when I pressed this item was:
Larry> prog "XEmacs21-nomule" - /bin/sh -c
OK, so what appears to be happening is that /bin/sh is getting run in
the environment of icewm, and then that environment is passed to
XEmacs. I'm surprised the eshell gets it right; it must be doing
something like parsing the output of "$SHELL -i set", and I just missed
it. M-x shell-mode would run "bash -i", and also "get it right".
Larry> OTOH, when:
Larry> is executed from a terminal, the problem with PATH
Right; the terminal is run with bash -i (or maybe even bash --login),
which sources .bashrc and .bash_env.
Please refer to Glynn Clements's post for several options. There's
one more that occurs to me. I'm not sure whether it is "elegant and
correct," or if it's a "dangerous hack" (and it's untested).
4. Change the shell in the IceWM menu to a bash interactive shell
prog "XEmacs21-nomule" - /bin/bash -i -c
Hope one of these works for you without unwanted side effects!
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