/etc/profile optimization and correctness

Daniel Colascione dan.colascione@gmail.com
Mon Nov 29 22:00:00 GMT 2010

On 11/29/2010 9:29 AM, David Sastre wrote:
> I'm already working in some changes in base-files to include some
> bugfixes, and hopefully improve start-up performance by reorganizing how 
> things are done now. I'll check your proposals.


> One thing: we need to set at least a minimum PS1 in /etc/profile,
> because every shell (except tcsh and zsh) fallback to that setting in
> case there are no ~/.${SHELL}rc and friends. And also because not
> everybody uses bash (even though it is the default one) :)

Set, fine. Export, no --- OS X and RHEL manage to avoid exporting PS1
and the world doesn't fall apart. Cygwin doesn't need to do it either.

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