stupid question about etc/profile.d

Archaic archaic at
Sun Dec 19 21:29:21 PST 2004

On Sun, Dec 19, 2004 at 12:08:17PM +0000, Jeremy Henty wrote:
> I thought the reason for /etc/profile.d was to make it easier to
> manage software packages that need to change the environment.


> This is great for running a "plug'n'play" distro, but it goes against
> the principle of "I want to know exactly how my system is configured
> and understand why it has to be configured that way", which is
> something I really like about LFS.

Please explain (in specific detail) how entering text into one config
file versus another somehow lessens your understanding of why something
is configured a certain way? I'd really like to know, because you have
completely baffled me here. :-|


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