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Re: Bug#704054: /etc/environment.d

On 03/27/2013 08:54 PM, adrelanos wrote:
> 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.
I might sound silly, but ... what is /etc/environment for? What
are the packages reading it, and for what use?


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