On Wed, Aug 13, 2003 at 09:06:54AM +0200, Andreas Barth wrote: > * Joey Hess (firstname.lastname@example.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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