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PostPosted: Sat May 11, 2002 3:27 am    Post subject: profile.env - what is updating it at every boot? Reply with quote

which program is updating profile.env at every boot?
anyone knows? I am trying to get some system config in there.
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PostPosted: Sat May 11, 2002 3:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

What are you trying to do?
Add more paths to your environment?

You might want to look at csh.env I think that gets loaded and sets up the profile.env
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PostPosted: Sat May 11, 2002 5:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

zephyr wrote
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which program is updating profile.env at every boot?
anyone knows? I am trying to get some system config in there


Try looking in /etc/env.d, /etc/profile.env seems to be built from these files at boot.

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PostPosted: Sat May 11, 2002 11:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

For more info on Gentoo's init system check out the Gentoo Linux 1.0 Init System; very useful information.
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PostPosted: Wed May 29, 2002 11:20 pm    Post subject: env-update Reply with quote

As far as I can see it is updated by the script /usr/sbin/env-update,
which is run by /etc/init.d/bootmisc, which is linked from /etc/runlevels/boot/bootmisc.
I.e. it gets run at every boot (by /sbin/rc by init as written in /etc/inittab).

So far so good, but what does env-update really do?
I wish the (great!) guys at Gentoo could add some man pages to this and other scripts in /usr/sbin and e.g. to /sbin/rc* also. If there is any list of these scripts, and what they do, please let me know. (The "Gentoo Linux 1.0 Init System" does not even mention env-update sadly enough.)

It is fairly easy to understand that it builds the files /etc/profile.env and /etc/ld.conf.so at least.
So, as an answer to your question, I think you should put you stuff in /etc/env.d (as MarkG said).

I guess the number on the files is some kind of startup order, not sure. If I do:
$ echo "KALLE=anka" > /etc/env.d/90kalle
$ env-update
It goes into /etc/profile.env as it shold at least.

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