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Re: How to use bash loadables in a portable manner?

From: Chet Ramey
Subject: Re: How to use bash loadables in a portable manner?
Date: Sun, 25 Apr 2021 12:40:43 -0400
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On 4/25/21 11:53 AM, Eli Schwartz wrote:

Interestingly, it doesn't seem to be including the default loadablesdir
defined in Makefile.inc and bash.pc, but hardcodes several paths used in
common configurations to be overridden in a similar manner to

The first path element corresponds to the default loadablesdir as

It feels like this could probably stand to be a teensy bit smarter at
autodetecting unusual prefixes.

Maybe. Or maybe we wait to see if it's a problem before we rush to try
and fix it.

Distributions always have the option of supplying a default value for
BASH_LOADABLES_DIR in one or more startup files.

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Chet Ramey, UTech, CWRU    chet@case.edu    http://tiswww.cwru.edu/~chet/

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