I’m wondering if there is any way to do something analogous to .bashrc for the jupyterlab environment itself?
I’m interesting in setting a handful of environment variables, PATH, PYTHONPATH, R_LIBS_SITE, etc.
For the things specific to the terminal I can use .bashrc, and for R stuff I can use .Rprofile/.Renvironment, for Python notebooks I can use .ipython/profile_default/startup, etc.
It would be nice if there was a way to just source or run a script on lab startup that would do all this in one place
Following up, it appears that .bashrc is not sourced by jupyter on start, but .profile is (or should be?) https://github.com/jupyterhub/jupyterhub/issues/2011
I ended up putting my various environment setup into
/etc/profile (actually, I added
source /some/admin/editable/config to
/etc/profile) and this seems to do the trick.
Except for RStudio, which really doesn’t like inheriting environment variables or running profile scripts; the RStudio docs mention
/etc/rstudio/rsession-profile, but I think this is only available for the Pro version. Adding specific environment vars to
/opt/conda/lib/R/etc/Renviron (or wherever
Renviron lives) is the best I’ve found so far.