goglosh: yeah, you can't just set that directly and have results.
goglosh: no it is not a bug. well not in the sense you are implying.
goglosh: it is a bug in your init file, or maybe in your .profile, or with how you starte emacs, or possibly in your .bashrc, who knows? not enough information to go on.
goglosh: but it most likely is not a bug in emacs.