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Why do we get: "NOTICE: Env value ignored ..." during shell login?

asked 2014-03-21 02:22:20 +0300

00prometheus gravatar image

updated 2014-03-29 04:29:40 +0300

When logging in via ssh or fingerterm, I am getting various warnings about: "NOTICE: Env value ignored ...". Right now, I am getting warnings for:

NOTICE: Env value ignored LC_NUMERIC=sv_SE.utf8
NOTICE: Env value ignored LC_MEASUREMENT=sv_SE.utf8
NOTICE: Env value ignored LC_TIME=sv_SE.utf8

I could of course set those variables again in my login-scripts, but I don't like doing things like that, a bit too much cargo-culting for my taste. Why does this happen, and how do you prevent it from happening?

(The LC_* entries are probably because I have tweaked my locale according to: http://www.jollatides.com/2013/12/16/how-to-tweak-jolla-system-locale/ but they still shouldn't be ignored!)

EDIT: OK, so the accepted answer explains how to get rid of the warning message, however, I still don't understand why this functionality exists? Which environment variables should I white-list and which ones should I black-list? What are my selection criteria?

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+1 - Ditto - I get 2 warnings but only when using SSH, not in fingerterm though.




Spam Hunter ( 2014-03-21 02:38:14 +0300 )edit

It's interesting that you don't get it in fingerterm... Have you applied the fix to make fingerterm execute login-scripts and place you in home directory rather than root directory? The fix is here: https://together.jolla.com/question/1537/fingerterm-terminal-defaults-to-as-current-working-directory/

00prometheus ( 2014-03-21 18:00:05 +0300 )edit

No changes or fixes/scripts applied to fingerterm. I'm quite happy with the way it works and I'm no expert with CLI (still learning). Before updating to I was only getting the QT_STREAMER... message, then after the update (full reset) i got the QT_WAYLAND.... message. I'm not too fussed, it doesn't seem to affect anything, but ultimately yes, It'd be nice to not see ERROR:!! :)

Spam Hunter ( 2014-03-21 18:14:00 +0300 )edit

Same here. Got two warnings. Very annoying. I would appreciate if someone can give me a hint. Did make already a grep for that string. But didn't find it.

fblm ( 2014-03-24 09:49:22 +0300 )edit

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answered 2014-03-24 16:15:07 +0300

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updated 2014-03-24 20:49:04 +0300

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These notices are printed by /etc/profile.d/developer-profile.sh on line 99:

echo "NOTICE: Env value ignored $ENV_PAIR"

If you really want to mute those notices, comment that line and substitute it with : or true. After that it should look like this on lines 98-101:

        if [ $? -ne 0 ]; then
            # echo "NOTICE: Env value ignored $ENV_PAIR"

EDIT: Alternatively, you can add the name of the variable to the black-list or the white-list in the same file. Depending on what list you add the variable to, it will either be silently ignored, or silently copied to your shell environment.

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Thanks for that answer! At least I know where to look now :-) I added the variables I added myself to the white-list, but now I wonder, why don't we want to simply copy all environment variables to the shell session? For example, why should or shouldn't we have "QT_WAYLAND_RESIZE_AFTER_SWAP" set in the shell session?

00prometheus ( 2014-03-24 20:28:04 +0300 )edit

I tried Turski's instructions, I ended up with with even more messages/errors all over the ssh login. There is every chance I did something wrong though! I didn't make a record of what the new errors/warnings were, sorry. Still be nice to see it sorted though - JOLLA! ;)

Spam Hunter ( 2014-03-24 21:14:35 +0300 )edit

Did you add the ":" on the line under, to replace the commented-out line? Otherwise you have a syntax error.

00prometheus ( 2014-03-24 21:17:37 +0300 )edit

@00prometheus - yes, I added the ":" ~ copied it to the 'letter' so to speak and commented # the line too.

I'll try again at some point. If it has worked for you, then I have clearly not edited correctly - By the way, what do you use for editing files on your PC? (or perhaps you do it all on the Jolla??).

Spam Hunter ( 2014-03-24 23:54:44 +0300 )edit
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