Re: profile.d [was Re: UMASK 002 or 022?]
Ethan Benson <firstname.lastname@example.org> 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.