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Re: base-files 4.0-9: LANG is set to the system default, why not the user selection?

Mike Kaganski skrev 2012-02-16 12:14:
> 16.02.2012 21:11, Peter Rosin ÐÐÑÐÑ:
>> Peter Rosin skrev 2012-02-16 06:52:
>>> David Sastre Medina skrev 2012-02-15 23:14:
>>>> The files under /etc/profile.d are sourced by /etc/profile, which sets
>>>> system wide settings.
>>>> For user-defined values, the place to override a system-wide setting
>>>> depends on the shell you're using. E.g., for bash, it would be
>>>> ~/.bash_profile. Check /etc/skel/.bash_profile. It should include
>>>> these lines:
>>>> # Set user-defined locale
>>>> export LANG=$(locale -uU)
>>>> Probably you have a customized ~/.bash_profile, so updating to
>>>> base-files-4.0-9 didn't replace it.
>>> Hmmm, ok, that doesn't completely match what I'm seeing in my $HOME, my
>>> .bash_profile *looks* (who am I to tell, it's attached) unmodified from
>>> 4.0-6, so just a quick question, what postinstall script is responsible
>>> for moving the updated skel files into $HOME?  I couldn't find any, but
>>> admittedly didn't spend much time looking...
>> I located base-files-4.0-6.tar.bz2 and my copy in $HOME is indeed not
>> modified.  So, your assertion that customization was preventing the
>> update seems wrong (the date of my .bash_profile is consistent with my
>> original Cygwin installation date).  I question whether the skel files
>> are automatically copied to the home directory at any other time than
>> at home directory creation.  Are they?
>> PS. I have modified ~/.bashrc and ~/.inputrc, if that is relevant.
> /etc/defaults/etc/profile is what creates home directory. When executed for the first time for a user, it outputs to the console:

I believe it's /etc/profile that is populating the home directory for
new users. /etc/defaults/etc/profile is the latest version as provided
by the base-files package and will have the same content unless you
have "poisoned" /etc/profile with local edits.  If you are pedantic.

> Copying skeleton files.
> These files are for the users to personalise their cygwin experience.
> They will never be overwritten nor automatically updated.
> Just pay attention to what is told :)

Yes, but when the *maintainer* of that file states otherwise, who should
I pay attention to?  If you read between the lines of my previous message
you would understand that I already knew this.

Look, I'm only harping on about this since the base-files maintainer
should have understood that doing a system-level change in one place
that is later supposed to be reversed by the skel files isn't going to
fly for existing installations.


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