Piotr Roszatycki <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> I noticed an /etc/profile.d directory in RH distribution.
> I think it is good idea. Some packages require to set correct
> environment variables, etc.
How many times did we discuss this in the past? Please check the
archives for the last instances of this discussion, before starting
the discussion again.
> It is very simple to implement this feature in /etc/profile:
> for i in /etc/profile.d/*.sh; do
> . $i
But there are shells (for example csh and tcsh) which doesn't support
this syntax of "for". So your proposal isn't acceptable.
> Of course, Debian Policy tells
> "No program may depend on environment variables to get reasonable
> defaults. (That's because these environment variables would have to be
> set in a system-wide configuration file like /etc/profile, which is
> not supported by all shells.)"
So if you know that the policy forbids profile.d, why do you start
this discussion here? If you want to change the policy, debian-policy
is the correct mailing list (but there you should be prepared better
than simply telling us, that the above for loop solves all problems),
you should especially provide a solution for _all_ available login
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