[pacman-dev] sourcing /etc/profile and set -e bug in makepkg

Allan McRae allan at archlinux.org
Mon Aug 11 11:24:35 EDT 2008

So, despite me assuring Dan that nothing could possibly go wrong, the 
commit to source /etc/profile rather than individual files in 
has caused a problem.  See FS#11179 
(http://bugs.archlinux.org/task/11179) for more details.

Xavier and I are stuck as to what is actually causing this problem.  The 
guilty script being sourced is /etc/bash_completion.d/modules and 
specifically the "type modules" statement at the top.  What we don't 
understand is that this file is being sourced under both methods and why 
it is causing problems only with one.  Even more confusing, the way it 
gets sourced in /etc/profile is essentially the way makepkg used to do 
it (loop over /etc/profile.d/* files).

A work-around is to add "set +e" and "set -e" on either side of the 
"source /etc/profile" call.  That is probably a good idea anyway as that 
sourcing should probably not inherit the "-e" property.  But can anyone 
explain why we now need this?

Very confused,

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