bug 219448

John E. Davis davis@space.mit.edu
Tue, 3 May 2005 00:18:55 -0400

On Mon, 2 May 2005 11:06:14 +0200, "G. Milde" <g.milde@web.de> said:
>> Here a admin may make system wide setting
>> loading /etc/jed-init.d/00debian.sl
>Or here, in any file that resides in /etc/jed-init.d/ as all these will
>be loaded at every startup.
>> loading /usr/share/jed/lib/jed.rc
>> and here they get overwritten by jeds default settings.

  The Default_Jedrc_Startup_File variable and the whole business of
loading /etc/jed-init.d/... was added quite a few years ago at the
request of the then debian maintainer.  I thought that it was a good
idea, and still do; however I believe that debian has made this far
more complicated than it should be.

  If the idea behind /etc/jed-init.d/*.sl is to provide defaults, then
/etc/jed.conf should set Default_Jedrc_Startup_File to NULL to prevent
jed.rc from loading--- that is why this variable was added.

  At the moment, there is very little in jed.rc that actually gets
executed.   It mainly consists of a number of variable settings.  Most
of these correspond to defaults a may be commented out.  I will look
at it again for the next release.