Re: .bash_profile, the empty /etc/skel, and the first user
> Just for reference my /etc/environment (slightly shortened):
> export EDITOR=/usr/bin/vi
> export EXINIT="set showmode autoindent ruler noerrorbells"
> export HISTFILESIZE=$HISTSIZE
> export PGPPATH=~/.pgp
- not all shells understand "export name=value" (it's a bash-specific
extension), "name=value ; export name" works with any Bourne shell.
- /etc/environment is also used by sshd, but it doesn't handle "export"
(expects only name=value pairs and comments). The ~ and $name
expansion might not work either, I'm not sure right now.
I'd suggest to add "set -a" (export automatically) before sourcing
/etc/environment (and restore previous setting using "set +a" after
that). "set -a" should be added to the default Xsession as well.
> Yes. When we are at it, I strongly suggest to make all relevant
> applications 8-bit-clean, as already suggested by Lars.
Me too. Not everyone speaks ISO-8859-1 either... (As a side note: is
anyone working on packaging ISO-8859-2 X fonts for Debian? They are
available in many places, but still have to be installed by hand.)
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