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Re: profile.d [was Re: UMASK 002 or 022?]

Ethan Benson <erbenson@alaska.net> writes:

> everything in /etc/profile except PATH and MANPATH is a user
> PREFERENCE, it does not belong in /etc it belongs in $HOME, where they
> can change it.

No it's not. Quite a few applications rely on envvars set to the right
value, man being only one of them. How is MANPATH different from
CVSROOT? What's the problem with setting the latter in /etc/profile?

Users can still overwrite envvars.

> as far as dealing with changing a variable like say PATH in one file
> why not juse use pam_env or /etc/environment?

That's perfectly fine for admins to edit. But packages can't.


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