With Rstudio-server 2023.12.0 Build 369 on ubuntu 20.04, I am trying to set the GIT_ASKPASS environment variable for the Rstudio session.
I have tried setting it in the Renviron.site file as well as in ~/.Renviron. I also tried setting it to the value I need in ~/.Rprofile and in ~/.bashrc.
In all cases I see that what I set it to gets overridden somewhere in the RStudio startup, such that in the R console in RStudio if I run
Sys.getenv('GIT_ASKPASS') I get
rpostback-askpass , which is NOT the value that I set it to or that I need.
I see that my code in ~/.Rprofile runs on startup, and I even print there a
message with the value that I need (after setting it there with
Sys.setenv(GIT_ASKPASS='my_special_value')). Nevertheless, in the R console
GIT_ASKPASS still evaluates to
rpostback-askpass, and in the
terminal window in RStudio it seems that
GIT_ASKPASS somehow is not set at all.
Clearly something in the RStudio Server startup sequence is overriding the value I set for
GIT_ASKPASS after Renviron.site, ~/.Renviron, ~/.Rprofile etc. all run.
How can I prevent RStudio Server from overriding the value that I set for