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Bug 1358040

Summary: gnome-session-3.20.2-1.fc24.x86_64 breaks gnome-terminal
Product: [Fedora] Fedora Reporter: Gene Snider <genes1122>
Component: gnome-sessionAssignee: Ray Strode [halfline] <rstrode>
Status: CLOSED EOL QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance <extras-qa>
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Version: 24CC: genes1122, jmccann, rstrode
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Description Gene Snider 2016-07-19 21:48:07 UTC
Description of problem:
After updating to gnome-session-3.20.2-1.fc24.x86_64, gnome-terminal fails to start.  The following related lines from journalctl show that gnome-terminal-server is failing.

---- From journalctl ----
Jul 19 13:03:03 Mobile-PC gnome-terminal-server[1874]: Non UTF-8 locale (ANSI_X3.4-1968) is not supported!
Jul 19 13:03:03 Mobile-PC systemd[1359]: gnome-terminal-server.service: Main process exited, code=exited, status=8/n/a
Jul 19 13:03:03 Mobile-PC systemd[1359]: gnome-terminal-server.service: Unit entered failed state.
Jul 19 13:03:03 Mobile-PC systemd[1359]: gnome-terminal-server.service: Failed with result 'exit-code'.

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.  Upgrade to gnome-session-3.20.2-1.fc24.x86_64.
2.  In an X session, try to start gnome-terminal.

Actual results:
gnome-terminal fails to start

Expected results:
gnome-terminal starts

Additional info:
Downgrading gnome-session to 3.20.1-1.fc24.x86_64 fixes the problem.
gnome-session-wayland-session and gnome-session-xsession are upgraded/downgraded as well as gnome-session.

Comment 1 Gene Snider 2016-07-20 18:17:05 UTC
I figured out why this happens, the question is, is the new behaviour a bug or "working as intended?" For the last 8+ years, I've had the following two lines in my .bash_profile:

export LC_ALL

This causes things like ls -l in a terminal, and file managers to NOT ignore case when sorting file/directory names. Apparently, the new version of gnome-session is confused by this and tries to start gnome-terminal-server with "C" instead of:

$ localectl
   System Locale: LANG=en_US.UTF-8
       VC Keymap: us
      X11 Layout: us

The output of localectl never changes whether or not the LC_ALL lines are in .bash_profile. However, gnome-terminal-server will start only if they are commented out.

Is this new behaviour expected?  


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