[arch-dev-public] [signoff] bash-4.1.009-4
allan at archlinux.org
Wed Feb 2 04:40:32 EST 2011
On 02/02/11 18:49, Thomas Bächler wrote:
> Am 02.02.2011 06:33, schrieb Allan McRae:
>> - do not source /etc/bash.bashrc.local as it is non-standard (Suse
>> specific???) and /etc/bash.bashrc can be directly edited now backed up...
> Why? We explicitly added this feature just a year ago, so we would have
> a system-wide .bashrc. The idea was that we can update our arch-defaults
> while a user-specific configuration stays in place. This was the sanest
> possibility in my eyes.
Mainly because every other distro except Suse does not use this and so
many people would adjust /etc/bash.bashrc anyway. As that was not a
backup file, these changes would get overridden each update.
Also, I really would not want my system-wide bashrc updated at the whim
of my distribution packager. I would find it much better to manually
merge the file.
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