Re: Bug#133578: gdm bug #133578. Intend to NMU.
Agreed. But even if decided /etc/environment must not be parsed, I think
this must be done as a workaround until a better way to fix it is found.
Em Qui, 2004-04-22 às 20:14, Henning Makholm escreveu:
> Scripsit Daniel Ruoso <email@example.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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