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

Petter Reinholdtsen <pere@hungry.com> wrote:

> Perhaps the documentation for /etc/environment on Linux should be
> changed to say that "The /etc/environment file contains variables
> specifying the basic environment for all processes"?  I see no point
> in coming up with a new way to create a file for global environment
> settings when /etc/environment already can and parhaps even is
> expected to do that.

I tend to agree, but not only the documentation needs to be
changed. IIRC programs started from a WM's menu don't know anything
about settings in /etc/environment, at least in woody.

Regards, Frank
Frank Küster, Biozentrum der Univ. Basel
Abt. Biophysikalische Chemie

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