[gobolinux-users] Re: Resources/Environment problems

Hisham Muhammad hisham.hm at gmail.com
Thu Aug 11 17:18:43 GMT 2005


On 8/7/05, MJ Ray <mjr at phonecoop.coop> wrote:
> Jonatan Liljedahl <lijon at kymatica.com> wrote:
> > [...] But in reality most of the existing Environment
> > files just do "export FOO=bar" and so we have a problem.
> >
> > For example, the Python package sets PYTHONPATH [...]
> 
> It shouldn't. It should use a gobo.pth file to extend the path.
> I thought the recent Python I downloaded did that.
> 
> Environment files should be a tool of last resort, rarely used.
> We don't all use zsh and that choice is a nice thing. If this
> problem appears, solve it another way if at all possible, please.

What do you think about files that looked like:

Resources/Environment/QTDIR.set
Resources/Environment/KDEDIRS.append
Resources/Environment/TEXINPUTS.prepend

The "environment cache generator" would only need to be a tiny bit smarter.

-- Hisham


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