On Fri, 2018-04-06 at 15:10 +0200, Andrea Bolognani wrote:
> > I think that we should also load the system profile /etc/profile .. in
> > case of 'jenkins' flavor we don't actually need it since that is used in
> > automated tests but in case of 'test' flavor when developer will
> > manually login into the guests might miss some features configured by
> > thy system profile.
> What kind of features are you thinking about, exactly?
> /etc/profile can vary significantly between Linux versions, and on
> FreeBSD it's not even loaded when using bash as the login shell
> IIUC; however, in all cases the resulting environment is generally
> pretty sane, so adding our own custom settings on top through the
> user's profile works nicely.
> Moreover, overriding setting in the user's profile instead of
> tweaking them globally is a better approach in general IMHO, so if
> there are specific features you'd like to address I would still
> rather deal with them in the user's profile if at all possible.

Okay, so it looks like I misunderstood your comment: you were
advocating for sourcing /etc/profile in the user's shell profile.

bash will actually load that file regardless, and on all Linux
distributions the result is that features such as bash completion
will be available to the user right after login, even with our
custom shell profile in place.

FreeBSD, of course, behaves a little differently ;) You have to
source the bash_completion script manually if you want that
feature, as /etc/profile is tailored to the classic Bourne shell
so it won't do that for you, and there is no such thing as a
global bashrc that you can use.

All in all, it's pretty simple to add, but I think it's okay for
it to be a follow-up patch. Are there more features you had in

Andrea Bolognani / Red Hat / Virtualization

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