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Bug#704054: /etc/environment.d

Package: general
Severity: wishlist

I'd like to have a /etc/environment.d folder. Contributing that code
shouldn't be hard for me. But I don't know where the would be the best
place to implement it and how?

http://codesearch.debian.net tells, that many packages read
/etc/environment directly, not using some system mechanism to get the
contents of it, which makes the implementation harder.

Asking all affected packages to read /etc/environment.d as well or to
start using a system function to do that seems unlikely?

The most realistic option could be to write something similar to
resolvconf, i.e. creating a package which phrases /etc/environment.d
and dynamically creates /etc/environment.

Please tell me what you think.

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