Re: Another possible slink goal (multipackages users profile)
On Mon, Jul 27, 1998 at 10:55:57PM -0700, Guy Maor wrote:
> Martin Schulze <joey@kuolema.Infodrom.North.DE> writes:
> > Therefore I believe that we should elaborate a mechanism that can be
> > used for all shells. This could be /etc/profile.d/ containing scripts
> > or fragments. It could alternatively contain some data that will be
> > evaluated and changed into code that can be read by the used shell.
> I completely disagree with this proposal. Packages should be
> configured so that they run correctly without any environment
> variables or other cruft set.
What about LANG=foo ? I would like to choose the preferred language for my
system at install time, and have every shell inherit that setting. With
the current scheme, I have to modify a file for each shell installed, and
manually synchronize them with the Debian version every time the shell
maintainer modifies that file and I upgrade the package. With the
/etc/profile.d proposal I only have to put that variable in single file,
and don't worry about upgrades.
Enrique Zanardi firstname.lastname@example.org
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