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Re: base-files 1.6 (source all) uploaded to master

On Thu, Apr 09, 1998 at 11:42:30AM -0400, Raul Miller wrote:
> Riku Voipio <riku.voipio@iki.fi> wrote:
> > Yes, but remeber that changes in /etc/skel affect only users that
> > are added in the system _after_ the change. Exeisting users will
> > still have old files. I still wonder, what it helps to put global
> > configuration in user-specific files.
> Then you're saying that the point is not so much new users but existing
> users.

Nooooooo... I mean those who new to linux in general and install it in their
own computers. For them it doesn't matter if it is in the .bash_profile or
in the /etc/profile. However, any large site admin will curse you to the
lowest hell, if something is in every 20 000 users home dir what could be a
single line in a single file. And if we ever decide to change /etc/skel
stuff, it will only affect the users added after the change, and all
previous users will be stuck with the old system. But if the change is
done in /etc/profile, all users will be affected. Did I make myself


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