SV: compatibility issue in environment-modules version 4.1.1-1

Gunnar Hjalmarsson gunnarhj at
Mon May 13 15:05:54 UTC 2019

On 2019-05-13 09:22, Gösta Ljungdahl wrote:
> -----Ursprungligt meddelande-----
> Från: Gunnar Hjalmarsson [mailto:gunnarhj at]
> Ämne: Re: compatibility issue in environment-modules version 4.1.1-1
>> When reading that I think: If variables are defined at
>> initialization, which are needed later on, why not simply turn them
>> from pure shell variables to environment variables by export'ing
>> them? That would be a change of the environment-modules code which
>> ought to be doable.
> I'm not sure I understand what you mean. The environment variables
> and shell functions that the initialization defines are exported with
> the intent of making them available to the environment. Dash when
> later called upon accepts the exported variables but washes the
> exported shell functions out as I understand it at this point.

Ok, if the program relies on exported functions, I understand better.

Gunnar Hjalmarsson

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