bash, ~/.bashrc and PATH

Greg Folkert greg at
Sat Mar 22 16:45:52 CET 2014

On Sat, 2014-03-22 at 15:19 +0100, Ulrich Goebel wrote:
> Hi,
> I made a python-application, which starts shell-programs 
> (os.system("xelatex ..."). In the ~/.bashrc I set the PATH to my (local) 
> path for xelatex. As expected, all works fine as long as I start my 
> application from a "normal" terminal.
> But if I try to start it from the panel, it fails. What I did is: I made 
> a starter an give the full path to my application, checking the "run in 
> terminal". So my application starts fine - but not the 
> os.system("xelatex ...").
> To find the reason, I let my application just in its first line do 
> os.system("env | grep PATH"). That shows that in the first case the PATH 
> is set as given in ~/.bashrc but is not in the second case.
> What to do?

There was a recent list message thread that deals with similar stuff:

Chrome seems to detect a redirect loop and fails.

Iceweasel/FireFox seems good.

Others also seem good.

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