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

Scripsit Daniel Ruoso <daniel@ruoso.com>

> Disagreement Point: Apply or not patch in /etc/init.d/gdm to parse
> /etc/environment and get the LANG variable setted by locales package.
> This patch would close bug #133578.

Wouldn't it be better to disagree about the *behavior*? Ask tech-ctte
to decide

    Should or should not the default configuration of gdm honor
    a language setting in /etc/environment?

If the decision is "yes it should", then it still ought to be the
maintainer's decision how to achieve that behavior - either by
applying the existing patch or by himself writing code that he is more
happy with.

It might be a good idea also to ask tech-ctte to rule explicitly on
the (apparently) underlying disagreement:

   Is /etc/environment intended to configure environment variables
   only for processes that run in the context of an authenticated
   session, or is it also appropriate for other programs that interact
   with users in non-authenticated contexts to adhere to locale
   settings (et cetera) in /etc/environment?

   In the latter case, is it appropriate for other programs to parse
   /etc/environment themselves, or should such parsing be done through
   an API controlled by whatever (source?) package is deemed to "own"

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