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Re: Package organization issue...

On Sun, 27 Apr 1997, Lars Wirzenius wrote:

> Um, having packages modify /etc/profile is an extremely bad idea.
> There's simply too many things that can go wrong. Even just
> the security considerations (root uses /etc/profile too!) are
> considerable. Besides, it doesn't help people not using a Bourne
> shell derivative.

 Crazy? idea:

 Having a directory /etc/defaults where packages can put scripts to set
environment variables... and /etc/profile would call run-parts on this
directory (Of course it would need to be something like eval `run-parts
...`, and the scripts would print the commands).

Nicolás Lichtmaier.-

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