Define global variable
this should be an easy one i hope.
I am running debian sarge with GNOME as my GUI.
I have an aplication that requires me to define a certain environmental variable (the application is eclipse a java IDE and the variable is MOZILLA_FIVE_HOME). If this variable is not defined in the scope of the application when it is run it causes errors.
I've discovered that executing the following two lines in a shell
$ export MOZILLA_FIVE_HOME
sets the enviromental variable. I can then open my application from the shell without errors.
The question is that instead of having to always do this and open my app from a shell i'd like to permanently define this enviromental variable (for all users) in a scope that will allow me to open the app from, say, a desktop icon or launch menu.
What vital piece of info am i missing, hope someone can help.