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Re: Should we implement a /etc/profile.d?

On 1 May 1997, Guy Maor wrote:

> I think we shouldn't.  Programs should have intelligent defaults.
> This method will bring about many problems with conflicting variables
> and slow startup time.
> You are perhaps analyzing this issue from a single-user machine
> perspective.  Consider a large system with practically every package
> installed.  Each user only uses a small minority of available
> programs, but their environment is polluted with hundreds of
> extraneous environment variables.

 You are absolutelly right! So we can add this rule: `only very standard
utilities use this'. I'm thinking of less, fileutils... excluding things
like CVS... What do you think? Would it be worth anyway?

Nicolás Lichtmaier.-

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