[OSGeoLive] OSGeoLive Environment Variable

Seth G sethg at geographika.co.uk
Wed Sep 9 11:57:20 PDT 2020

Thanks Johan - this looks like it would do the trick. I'll setup up a pull request. 

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On Wed, Sep 9, 2020, at 9:28 AM, Johan Van de Wauw wrote:
> If you add a script to /etc/profile.d/ it will be sourced to all interactive users.
> I would use the version number, this version number is available while building the image ($VERSION). 
> adding
> echo "export OSGEOLIVE=$VERSION">/etc/profile.d/osgeolive.sh should do the trick.
> On Tue, Sep 8, 2020, 22:26 Seth G <sethg at geographika.co.uk> wrote:
>> Hi list,
>> It would be useful for a Python Notebook (or any demo application) to know if it is running on OSGeoLive in order to set paths to data etc. 
>> Looking at the current system environment variables I don't think there is something that would definitively declare a script is running on OSGeoLive. 
>> Setting an OSGEOLIVE variable to the version could be even more helpful e.g. "export OSGEOLIVE=14" (somewhere in https://github.com/OSGeo/OSGeoLive/tree/master/bin - although I'm not sure where). As noted in IRC from kalxas "we can add this to the bash profile of new users" - so maybe in https://github.com/OSGeo/OSGeoLive/blob/master/bin/setup.sh ?
>> "export OSGEOLIVE=true" or similar could be used if keeping version numbers updated is a problem. 
>> Then any demos could be multipurposed - running in cloud plus running on osgeolive and setting appropriate paths to data if that is the case. 
>> Seth
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