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Setting global env variables [was: Congrats! [gnome font rendering]]

On Thu, Jan 16, 2003 at 10:28:08AM +0000, Sean Neakums wrote:
> >
> >> I'm inclined to agree the anti-aliased fonts look awful.  Is there
> >> somewhere specific that GDK_USE_XFT should be set, or should it
> >> just be exported in /etc/profile?
> >
> > You cant set it in /etc/environment.
> Sure you can.  If you use startx, exporting from /etc/profile works
> fine; if you use a display manager, you'll need to export it from
> Xsetup or whatever.

I think I need to understand how to do this properly for one of my 
packages.  Can you elaborate on "Xsetup"?  How do you generically ensure
environment variables get set globally for any X application (whether you
turn on X via startx or via [xkg]gm)?  Someone suggested /etc/login.defs,
would this the file to use?

And how can a package set the global environment variables it needs?  For
instance, with regards to /etc/profile, we don't have an /etc/profile.d
directory to write package-specific config files to, like other unices have.


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