setup.exe remove scripts [Was: Re: experimental texmf packages]

Robert Collins
Sat Dec 15 22:43:00 GMT 2001

----- Original Message -----
From: "Corinna Vinschen" <>

> Agree.  I'm still for giving a nice PS1 by default (aka not '$ ')
> but it should get simplified so that it works for all bourne shell
> clones.

Sure. I suggest that a package gets created, and that bash, ash et al
depend on it that has a default prompt, and any other miscellaneous
things. Setup.exe will not overwrite /etc/profile if it exists at the
end of the package extraction and postinstall execution, so simply
having a package with
"/etc/profile.default" and a postinstall script that copies
profile.default to profile IFF profile is missing is very easy and
doesn't require setup.exe changes.

> In general a question raises (again, perhaps?):  Shouldn't we provide
> a default /etc/csh.login file as well?  At least as part of the tcsh
> package?



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