RFP : shell defaults

Christopher Faylor cgf@redhat.com
Sun Dec 16 09:26:00 GMT 2001

On Sun, Dec 16, 2001 at 05:25:11PM +0100, Alexander Gottwald wrote:
>On Sun, 16 Dec 2001, Robert Collins wrote:
>> If someone wants to follow my notes in reply to Corinna and create a
>> shell defaults package, that would be great. AFAIK all distro's generate
>> a very simply prompt for you, and then leave it up to you.
>One thing that might be useful: 
>SuSE Linux sets PROFILEREAD=yes as first thing in /etc/profile and
>all $HOME/.profile depend on this and read /etc/profile if this is
>not set. 
>Running cygwin and accessing homes on a SuSE box will fall into an 
>never ending loop.

And, it sounds like (possibly) running Mandrake linux and accessing home
on a SuSE box will fall into an infinite loop, and (definitely) running
Red Hat will do so.

This sounds like a dubious feature to me.


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