setup: icons, shortcuts, and batch files

Michael Ring michael-ring@t-online.de
Wed Jul 12 01:32:00 GMT 2000


>Both of those were already created by the older version of setup.exe.
>
>IMO, most of the stuff in your /etc/profile should be established by
>setup.  I don't like the idea of repeatedly checking to see if something
>has been done when it should be done during the setup phase.  That
>slows down bash startup.
>

Yes, you are right. But if there's one change that should definetely
survive, it's the usage of the profile.d directory. This is really
helpfull for integrating x11r6 & other applications.

>The only reason to do this that I can think of is that if the user
>accidentally deletes /etc/passwd, it will be magically restored the
>next time they run bash.  I don't think that that is a strong argument
>for this kind of activity in /etc/profile.
>
>cgf

Agreed, but until now there was no mechanism for this --> that's why
the ended up in /etc/profile. 

The next time I post something like this I will first test it on
Win98, I promise! I saw the postings about the trouble the profile
caused on win98.
This seems to be a lesson that I still have to learn.

Michael


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