Bug 25924 - Application environment should be cleaned before debugging session starts
Summary: Application environment should be cleaned before debugging session starts
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: Xamarin Studio
Classification: Desktop
Component: Debugger (show other bugs)
Version: Trunk
Hardware: PC Linux
: Lowest enhancement
Target Milestone: master
Assignee: Bugzilla
Depends on:
Reported: 2015-01-12 06:54 UTC by Marek Habersack
Modified: 2015-08-02 12:52 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

Is this bug a regression?: ---
Last known good build:

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Description Marek Habersack 2015-01-12 06:54:52 UTC
When XS starts the debugee it doesn't clean up the environment and thus all the variables are inherited by the child process. This affects, for instance, GTK# applications on Linux. On Ubuntu, for instance, the global menu (or the recently introduced in-titlebar menu) won't work for the debugee because XS disables them by exporting, from its launcher shell script, the UBUNTU_MENUPROXY variable with value set to 0. 
Whitelisting all the standard variables is an option, but I think it would be better if XS blacklisted the environment variables it sets itself, either from the launcher script or from within XS process.