View Full Version : [ubuntu] Upgrade to 12.04 breaks gnome-terminal

June 19th, 2012, 08:58 PM
I upgraded my 10.10 system to 12.04, and I've got one nagging problem that I cannot solve.

gnome-terminal does not appear to be running a login shell. I have "Run command as a login shell" checked in the Profile Preferences, but I'm not sure that's what I'm getting.

My symptom is that my system-wide PATH is not retained from /etc/environment.

Two other variables from /etc/environment are retained (ARCH and CROSS_COMPILE so that I can build the Linux kernel for my embedded work) but PATH is discarded altogether and replaced with:


I can't figure out from where this is coming. No lines in my ~/.bashrc or ~/.profile set PATH this way. Neither does anything in /etc/bash.bashrc.

My proper PATH is retained when I ssh into the machine, if I login from a console, or if I use su to change to my regular user account.

It's only in a terminal, and I tried Byobu Terminal in additional to gnome-terminal, where my PATH gets cast aside for the strange default is being used.

Where do I fix this?