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FS#21180 - [filesystem] /etc/profile should not assume packages are installed

Attached to Project: Arch Linux
Opened by (Lavandero) - Monday, 11 October 2010, 05:31 GMT
Last edited by Pierre Schmitz (Pierre) - Sunday, 24 October 2010, 09:28 GMT
Task Type Bug Report
Category Packages: Core
Status Closed
Assigned To Pierre Schmitz (Pierre)
Thomas B├Ąchler (brain0)
Architecture All
Severity Medium
Priority Normal
Reported Version
Due in Version Undecided
Due Date Undecided
Percent Complete 100%
Votes 0
Private No



/etc/profile has exports for a number of packages that aren't guaranteed to be installed.

This defeats the whole point of the modularity provided by /etc/profile.d and pollutes the environment with someone's (not the developer) idea of vanilla settings.

Closed by  Pierre Schmitz (Pierre)
Sunday, 24 October 2010, 09:28 GMT
Reason for closing:  Implemented
Comment by Allan McRae (Allan) - Monday, 11 October 2010, 07:21 GMT

-# Export default pkg-config path

Default in pkg-config. Can be removed.

-# Some readline stuff that is fairly common

Users job to set up their history if the do not like the default. Remove.


Default in readline. Remove.


We should not customise this. It is the users job. Remove.

So, we should remove all those and close the related bug reports as Won't Implement.