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Re: Bug#133578: gdm bug #133578. Intend to NMU.

On Wed, Apr 21, 2004 at 10:09:54AM +0200, Mathieu Roy wrote:
> Wouter Verhelst <wouter@grep.be> wrote:
> > On Tue, Apr 20, 2004 at 02:52:08PM -0300, Daniel Ruoso wrote:
> >> Em Seg, 2004-04-19 às 16:03, Ryan Murray escreveu:
> >> > No patch that involves doing anything with the PAM login-time configuration
> >> > file /etc/environment is going to be applied by me.
> >> 
> >> Ok, you mean I must do a NMU? or this mean I must go to the next step,
> >> that would be the tech-ctte?
> >
> > (guessing here; Ryan did not give much information)
> >
> > I think what Ryan means is that /etc/environment is a file used to set
> > environment variables from within PAM; and that, in his opinion, it is a
> > bad idea to start using that file to store a bunch of system-wide
> > settings from things that have nothing to do with PAM, since that's not
> > what it's meant for.
> Is it specific to Debian (or to GNU/Linux)? 
> At
> <http://lists.debian.org/debian-glibc/2004/debian-glibc-200401/msg00278.html>
> there's an interesting overview of the issue in Debian.

Until locales' behavior changes (I doubt it will happen before sarge is
released), the only way to make non-English gdm users happy is to parse
/etc/environment.  Experienced users who want different settings for PAM
login and other stuff are able to edit files if they dislike it.


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