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Re: Environment Script System



On Wed, Aug 13, 2003 at 09:06:54AM +0200, Andreas Barth wrote:
> * Joey Hess (joeyh@debian.org) [030813 04:05]:
> > 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.
> 
> But they can be a hint to a system administrator, like any other
> config file.

Or they can be helpful for users too, see bug #147091 for example, which
should be merged with #192143 (or #133578 which is somewhat related). There
are a number of cases in which environment variables affect sufficiently a
program to make it worthwhile for programs to users to "install" variables
which affect them. L10n is such a case.

Regards

Javi

PS: Not fixing this in a generic way leads to crude hacks such as 
language-env, user-es, user-de...

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