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I'm not sure why, but .profile is not read at all on my system. I'm using Gnome on Wayland and after restarting (logged out initially, even restarted to be 100% sure) it still didn't pick up the ENV variables in the GNOME Terminal. For sure I'm not the only user experiencing this: https://www.reddit.com/r/linux4noobs/comments/osxgvg/profile_is_not_adding_to_path/ darkbasic (http://www.linuxsystems.it/) (talk) 11:59, 14 January 2022 (UTC)
- Have you checked if there's a ".bash_profile" in your home directory? If such file exists, `bash` will use that instead. For some reason Arch likes to put that in a new users home directory to include ".bashrc" even in logins shells, while most other distros do that from ".profile" in an `if` clause. I recommend deleting ".bash_profile" and append the following to your ".profile" instead:
# Include local bash config if [ -n "$BASH_VERSION" -a -f "$HOME/.bashrc" ]; then . "$HOME/.bashrc" fi