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Re: Login behaviour oddities: won't run .profile
> One solution is to remove /etc/skel/.bash_profile after the installs
> (maybe even in your own site-specific postinstall script). I don't know
> if the base-files postinstall script will re-create that file, though --
> if it does, it needs to be fixed.
The base-files postinstall script will attempt to recreate its files
if they don't exist, it can't differentiate between deleted and clean install
If you want to use a ~/.profile instead change /etc/skel/.bash_profile to
be something along the lines of
Base-files *will not* (now) overwrite a user modified file.
Would this be sufficient? I don't know how to improve this... make a note
during preremove of any of the manifest files missing and don't create
them upon installation? Possible I suppose...
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