gnome-terminal does not honor x-terminal-emulator -e option

Bug #367954 reported by Paul Gevers on 2009-04-27
This bug affects 17 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
gnome-terminal (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Binary package hint: gnome-terminal

Gnome-terminal does not honor the -e option in the same way as xterm does. It claims it is an alternative for x-terminal-emulator so according to the policy [1] it must honor the -e option in the same way as it does now with the -x option.

Please don't specify to be an alternative if this is not the case, some programs depend on it.


ProblemType: Bug
Architecture: i386
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 9.04
Package: gnome-terminal 2.26.0-0ubuntu2
SourcePackage: gnome-terminal
Uname: Linux 2.6.28-11-generic i686

Paul Gevers (paul-climbing) wrote :
Pedro Villavicencio (pedro) wrote :

Confirmed, thanks for reporting.

Changed in gnome-terminal (Ubuntu):
assignee: nobody → Ubuntu Desktop Bugs (desktop-bugs)
importance: Undecided → Low
status: New → Confirmed
Pedro Villavicencio (pedro) wrote :

Thanks for the report Paul Gevers , It has been a long time without any comment or a duplicate in this bug report and It is possible that the bug has been fixed. May you please try to reproduce it with the latest Stable Release of Ubuntu the Natty Narwhal and add the respective comments to the report? You can learn how to get that release at . Thanks again and we appreciate your help.

Changed in gnome-terminal (Ubuntu):
assignee: Ubuntu Desktop Bugs (desktop-bugs) → nobody
status: Confirmed → Incomplete
Pedro Villavicencio (pedro) wrote :

We are closing this bug report because it lacks the information we need to investigate the problem, as described in the previous comments. Please reopen it if you can give us the missing information, and don't hesitate to submit bug reports in the future. To reopen the bug report you can click on the current status, under the Status column, and change the Status back to "New". Thanks again!

Changed in gnome-terminal (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → Expired
gmrple (gmrple) wrote :

I am attempting to work with QtCreator, I found this bug via I can confirm that this is still an issue in the latest version of Ubuntu; xterm works correctly with QtCreator.

tags: added: precise
Changed in gnome-terminal (Ubuntu):
status: Expired → Confirmed
tags: added: trusty
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