Initial window does not respect default-command

Bug #1369783 reported by Nilbus on 2014-09-15
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Bug Description

I'm using byobu with tmux. I have configured ~/.byobu/.tmux.conf to give me a login shell in each new window:

    set -g default-command "bash -l"

However, the initial window created for a new byobu session does not run this default-command. The initial window is not a login shell. To make things more obvious for testing purposes, try setting the default-command to ssh into some host.

This initial-window problem does not occur when running tmux directly, but only when using byobu to start tmux.

Having the default-command run in all shells is important. In my case, tools like ruby's rvm that depend on a login shell do not work. A handful of others have complained about the same thing in the more recent comments on https://bugs.launchpad.net/byobu/+bug/525552. Having the initial window's environment differ from the others is quite counter-intuitive and has led to a lot of confusion.

$ byobu -v
byobu version 5.86
tmux 1.9

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Nilbus (nilbus) on 2014-09-15
description: updated
Changed in byobu:
importance: Undecided → Medium
status: New → In Progress
Dustin Kirkland  (kirkland) wrote :

Okay, so the fix is to inspect ~/.byobu/.tmux.conf and check if the user has specified a default-command or a default-shell, and if so, then short circuit byobu's own logic.

Dustin Kirkland  (kirkland) wrote :

bzr commit -m '* usr/bin/byobu.in: LP: #1369783
  - respect user's custom default-command and/or default-shell
    in the first window launched' --fixes 'lp:1369783'
Committing to: /local/media/src/byobu/byobu/
modified debian/changelog
modified usr/bin/byobu.in
Committed revision 2427.

Changed in byobu:
status: In Progress → Fix Committed
Changed in byobu:
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
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