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Re: Environment Script System



Otto Wyss wrote:
> > I'd still think it was a bad idea, though. In general, the reason we
> > need .d directories is so that packages can install separate files in
> > them. Since packages aren't allowed to depend on environment variables,
> > that just leaves the administrator, who can equally well use
> > /etc/environment.
> 
> I'm puzzled?! I can understand that debian packages may not depend on
> env variables during installaion/removement but packages may install env
> variables which might be used later during normal work (i.e.
> compilation). Could someone clear this?

Any program in a package must function well without any environment
variables set. Therefore there is no need to "install" environment
variables. See policy 9.9.

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see shy jo

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