SUMMARY: problem setting env var in .login

From: Donald McLachlan (
Date: Wed Feb 08 1995 - 17:36:34 CST

[ from a previous summary by]

It turns out this is a known problem and is fixed by the following Sun

        101610 for SunOS 5.3
        101071 for SunOS 4.1.3
        101461 for SunOS 4.1.3_U1

In the mean time the user has solved the problem by switching to tcsh,
but I will get and apply the patch anyway.

Other suggestions were:

- use any other shell like ksh or bash ...
- a workaround suggested by

        ${HOME}/X11R5/lib/X11/app-defaults/%L/%N:`printenv XUSERFILESEARCHPATH`

- another work around suggested by

        set tmp=`env | grep XUSERFILESEARCHPATH | sed ......`
        setenv XUSERFILESEARCHPATH xxxx:yyyy:$tmp

Other problems pointed out:

- I cannot count. XUSERFILESEARCHPATH has 19 chars, not 18 :-)
  I may have been counting:

        XUSERFILESEARCHPAT: Undefined variable.

  at least I hope so ...

Thanks Everyone,

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