Win32 - - adding profile.d

"Andreas Köhler" at
Thu Dec 21 09:49:00 EST 2006


Derek Atkins <warlord at MIT.EDU> wrote:
> Quoting Christian Stimming <stimming at>:
> > Before applying this, I would like to hear Andreas' take on this: You
> > intentionally added only the printing of the lines that should be added
> > to, instead of directly writing into that file. Was there a
> > specific reason for doing so? Because Harold's proposal basically says
> > he prefers to have those lines written to the file directly.
> Right now we don't modify /etc/profile.d/installer by hand at all.
> We /JUST/ ask the user to make the changes.  I agree that this is what
> we should continue to do, so I agree with Andreas to not modify
> /etc/profile.d ourselves.
> I'll note that some people might not want /etc/profile.d modified
> by the build script; they should be allowed to do so on their own.

Another point is that we cannot change the running shells environment
from a subshell, so newly opened shells would have different environment
variables set.

I will not like the patch without very good reasons :-)

> -derek

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