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Re: Environment variables for Debian (e.g. JAVA_HOME, etc)



On Saturday 28 August 2004 09:59 pm, Sami Dalouche wrote:
> I recently switched back from Debian to gentoo, after realizing that my
> good old debian unstable was actually way less pain to maintain than my
> super-bleeding-edge gentoo ;-)
> 
> However, I noticed some well-done framework on gentoo for which I
> couldn't find a debian-equivalent : the env-update (/etc/env.d/*)
> executable.
> 
> In fact, some packages usually need to place some environment variables
> that should be set for all users. For example, the JAVA_HOME env. comes
> to my mind, or the fact that the administrator may want every user to
> automatically have $JAVA_HOME/bin in their $PATH.
> (some applications are broken if JAVA_HOME is not set)

  See Policy section 9.9.

  Daniel

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