[PATCH] package base-files: fix no global set of profile.d settings

Ralf Habacker ralf.habacker@freenet.de
Mon Sep 15 12:32:00 GMT 2003


Hi,

the base-files package release 2.2-1 contains an error, which prevents
global setting environment vars of profile.d scripts.
The problem is in the line

/bin/find /etc/profile.d -iname '*.sh' -type f | while read f; do

the pipe seems to create a subshell, which limits the live time of the
environment vars of the profile.d scripts to the end of the done statement.
(see below)

# Run all of the profile.d scripts
# Note that these are supplied by separate packages
/bin/find /etc/profile.d -iname '*.sh' -type f | while read f; do
  if [ -f "$f" ]; then
    . "$f"
  fi
done
##>> here no profile.d env vars set

Cheers
Ralf



ChangeLog

2003-08-23  Ralf Habacker  <ralf.habacker@freenet.de>

	* etc/defaults/etc/profile: Fix problem not setting
	environment vars through profile.d scripts.


$ diff -up etc/defaults/etc/profile.old  etc/defaults/etc/profile
--- etc/defaults/etc/profile.old        2003-09-15 14:19:46.000000000 +0200
+++ etc/defaults/etc/profile    2003-09-15 14:20:14.000000000 +0200
@@ -47,7 +47,7 @@ fi

 # Run all of the profile.d scripts
 # Note that these are supplied by separate packages
-/bin/find /etc/profile.d -iname '*.sh' -type f | while read f; do
+for f in `/bin/find /etc/profile.d -iname '*.sh' -type f`; do
   if [ -f "$f" ]; then
     . "$f"
   fi


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