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Re: [ITA] - base-files

On 7 March 2011 13:05, Andy Koppe wrote:
> On 6 March 2011 17:19, David Sastre wrote:
>>> - Not that it makes a great difference, but I think the interactive
>>> checks should be done before sourcing /etc/bash.bashrc and ~/.bashrc
>>> from /etc/profile and ~/.profile, respectively, rather than doing it
>>> in the rc files. That would save opening the rc files in
>>> non-interactive login shells and unnecessary checks in interactive
>>> non-login shells.
>> That's true, but the check also serves the purpose of avoiding those
>> files to be sourced in non-interactive sesions, regardless who's
>> calling.
> You mean from users' scripts? That's up to them, isn't it? The
> important thing is that it isn't sourced automatically for
> non-interactive sessions.

On third thoughts, there is a very good reason for doing the
interactive checks in the bashrc files rather than the profile files:
the ~/.bash_profile from base-files 3.9 sources them both
unconditionally, and existing users will continue to use that.
Objection withdrawn.


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