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Date: Sun, 17 Mar 2002 11:08:17 -0500
From: Earnie Boyd <earnie_boyd AT yahoo DOT com>
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Subject: Re: Link for MORE
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Christopher Faylor wrote:
> On Mon, Mar 18, 2002 at 02:56:30AM +1100, Robert Collins wrote:
> >> -----Original Message-----
> >> From: Christopher Faylor [mailto:cgf AT redhat DOT com]
> >> Sent: Monday, March 18, 2002 2:39 AM
> >
> >>Actually, I don't think there is any reason to have a default
> >>/etc/profile for ash.  I think it is really only useful for bash.  The
> >>current /etc/profile seems to assume that it is running under bash.
> >>However, it really should be more ash friendly since ash reads
> >>/etc/profile.  Either that or maybe ash should read something other
> >>than /etc/profile.
> >
> >Well, my interest begins and ends with the file creation being moved
> >somewhere sensible.  Simply running setup should not create
> >/etc/profile any more than installing sed.
> Yep.  Agreed.

I'm not sure I agree.  It doesn't matter what creates it, it needs
created.  Go back before DJ created the patch to setup and take a look
at the mail list.  It's a needed item, setup does it now.  It's a living
method.  It needs a modification, so just modify it.  I would; but,
Robert, you've it already in your sandbox and it's such a simple change.


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