motu-release will revert libgems-ruby to the old state.
steve.langasek at ubuntu.com
Wed Sep 3 09:34:35 BST 2008
On Mon, Sep 01, 2008 at 07:17:29PM +0200, Loïc Minier wrote:
> For example, libnssmdns mangles /etc/nsswitch.conf to add its entries:
> this sounds equally intrusive to me.
I for one don't consider that high praise, I'm not happy with packages
taking it upon themselves to edit /etc/nsswitch.conf. :) By my reading,
that's a violation of Debian Policy ¶ 10.7.4, but one that's been quite low
on my list of bugs to file so long as PAM remained in disarray.
On Mon, Sep 01, 2008 at 01:33:25PM -0400, Mathias Gug wrote:
> This was indeed suggested at the very beginning of the bug thread  by
> using /etc/profile.d/. However it was rejected on the following grounds
> base-files (4.0.1ubuntu2) hardy; urgency=low
> * Implement LSB-3.1, 16.2 (/etc/profile.d). Addresses LP #102105.
> According to Debian policy 9.9 (Environment variables), programs
> installed by packages must not depend on environment variables
> to get reasonable defaults. Do not use this LSB feature to
> set or modify environment variables.
> -- Matthias Klose <doko at ubuntu.com> Wed, 06 Feb 2008 15:27:17 +0100
> This is related to section 9.9 of the Debian Policy , Environment variables:
> A program must not depend on environment variables to get reasonable
> defaults. (That's because these environment variables would have to be
> set in a system-wide configuration file like /etc/profile, which is not
> supported by all shells.)
> Colin Watson gave other reasons in bug 18808  related to this issue.
I agree with Loïc here that setting environment variables (via
/etc/profile.d or elsewhere) for the /user's/ benefit should not be
understood as prohibited; this is a prohibition on shipping programs that
depend on environment variables being set for correct operation, not a
prohibition on conditionally setting environment variables from within
At any rate, /etc/environment seems the more appropriate place to make this
change. (I don't think /etc/environment.d makes sense - added complexity in
pam_env for precious little gain.)
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