Re: Bug#133578: gdm bug #133578. Intend to NMU.
Hi. I'm the PAM maintainer and I've not really been all that involved
in this discussion.
I'm perfectly happy for /etc/environment to be a pbublic interface for
user environment variables.
I understand there is a desire for the locale information to live
somewhere else. I don't mind that, but I don't think we have time to
do that reasonably for sarge.
At tbm's request, I intend to provide a tool in libpam-runtime that
will allow you to query /etc/environment. That tool will have an
option to query the system environment file. The intent is that when
such an file exists--if it ever does--that the tool will be updated to
query that file.
I would recommend that gdm use that tool in the system mode to get the
locale variables. If that's unacceptable to people and they cannot
provide a compromise we can implement in the sarge timeframe, then
things will suck for our users.