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/etc/profile.d ?

psu25682@odin.cc.pdx.edu (Karl M. Hegbloom):
> What if we had an /etc/profile.d (not invented here) where packages
> (like postgresql) could drop a startup file for /etc/profile to source 
> in a for f in /etc/profile.d/* loop?
> Pros and cons?

- It's shell specific. Similar stuff would be needed for other shells.

- If the package needs it, it's buggy and should be fixed. (The correct
  way in that case is to make it a script wrapper aound the actual
  program, not assume things are done in /etc/profile.)

- If the package doesn't need it, it's unnecessary clutter that will
  fill up my root partition and slow up my logins needlessly. As sysadmin,
  I don't want to have to clean up stuff like that after every upgrade.

- If it is meant just as an example, put it in /usr/doc/*/examples.

In summary, I still (as on some earlier occasions when this has been
suggested) that the idea is not worth it.

Stupid little mailer under construction, sorry for any problems.

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