When logging in to my Mountain Lion Mac remotely via
ssh I do not get the same
PATH variable as when I open a shell locally: The local shell inherits its environment as expected from
launchd and therefore has the PATH value I set in
With the remote shell I hit a surprise: When I open a shell via
ssh it does not inherit the environment variables set in
/etc/launchd.conf although the related
ssh processes all have
launchd as their parents. Why???
A cut from a
ps -ef output shows:
UID PID PPID C STIME TTY TIME CMD 0 1 0 0 Mon01PM ?? 9:07.07 /sbin/launchd . . . 501 150 1 0 Mon01PM ?? 0:17.99 /sbin/launchd . . . 501 39994 150 0 Thu11AM ?? 0:00.72 /usr/bin/ssh-agent -l . . . 0 74002 1 0 2:08PM ?? 0:00.05 /usr/sbin/sshd -i 501 74005 74002 0 2:08PM ?? 0:00.00 /usr/sbin/sshd -i 501 74000 9844 0 2:08PM ttys000 0:00.02 ssh email@example.com
I can fix the issue by setting
PATH e.g. in
.bashrc, but I'm in search for a way to give the same
PATH to all applications launched under Mountain Lion (see In Mountain Lion how do I set the PATH environment variable...).
So my question is: Why do remote shells via ssh do not inherit the launchd environment?