[arch-projects] [initscripts] [PATCH 11/12] Simplify LC_* unsetting

Tom Gundersen teg at jklm.no
Sat Jun 25 17:57:45 EDT 2011

On Sat, Jun 25, 2011 at 11:40 PM, Kurt J. Bosch
<kjb-temp-2009 at alpenjodel.de> wrote:
> Dave Reisner, 2011-06-25 20:00:
>> On Sat, Jun 25, 2011 at 12:16:03PM +0200, Kurt J. Bosch wrote:
>>> ---
>>>  functions |    4 +---
>>>  1 files changed, 1 insertions(+), 3 deletions(-)
>>> diff --git a/functions b/functions
>>> index 86b9602..2e4ba42 100644
>>> --- a/functions
>>> +++ b/functions
>>> @@ -62,9 +62,7 @@ unset TERM_COLORS
>>>  unset TZ
>>>  # sanitize the locale settins
>>> +unset "${!LC_@}"
>>>  if [[ $DAEMON_LOCALE = [yY][eE][sS]&&  $LOCALE ]]; then
>>>        export LANG="${LOCALE}"
>>>  else
>>> --
>>> 1.7.1
>> I'm all for simplifying things, but this will unset _anything_ starting
>> with LC_ which could conceivably be something a calling script cares
>> about.
>> dave
> We talk about rc scripts and daemons here don't we?
> At the point where functions are sourced they should not care about anything
> else than what is normally exported by init or supported in rc.conf. Ideally
> we should unset _everything_ other to avoid unexpected daemon restart
> behavior. Things special to a daemon script should go into
> /etc/conf.d/$daemon which is sourced after functions.

I think it would be best if we were able to unset all variables except
for the ones we explicitly want.

I have been meaning to look into using /etc/initscript to set/unset
system-wide variables, but I haven't had the time to check if this
really works the way I want.

If I understand correctly, the variables exported in /etc/initscript
will be inherited by all processes on the system, (unless a child
unsets them of course). This would allow us to put the LC_* and PATH
in there (rather than in /etc/profile and /etc/profile.d/locale.sh),
and things should JustWork(TM).

At the moment it looks like agetty is clearing some (if not all) the
env var's it is passed, but I have not yet found out exactly how it


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