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Bug#704054: marked as done (/etc/environment.d)

Your message dated Thu, 28 Mar 2013 19:02:03 +0100
with message-id <201303281902.04274.holger@layer-acht.org>
and subject line Re: Bug#704054: /etc/environment.d
has caused the Debian Bug report #704054,
regarding /etc/environment.d
to be marked as done.

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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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On Donnerstag, 28. März 2013, adrelanos wrote:
> Lars Wirzenius:
> > On Wed, Mar 27, 2013 at 10:36:44AM -0700, Steve Langasek wrote:
> > Now that the specific technical change has been opposed: adrelanos, could
> > you describe the actual problem you wanted to solve with
> > /etc/environment.d? Perhaps there is a better solution we can suggest
> > for that.
> Thanks, I can think of other solutions, it's just that I find this .d
> structure really clean, beautiful and simple to use.

since we haven't heard yet of a use-case for the proposed solution and as the 
pam maintainers have disagreed with the solution too, I'm closing this bug.


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