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8.36. environment-modules

Updated environment-modules packages that fix several bugs are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.
The environment-modules packages provide for the dynamic modification of a user's environment using modulefiles. Each modulefile contains the information needed to configure the shell for an application. Once the package is initialized, the environment can be modified on a per-module basis using the module command which interprets modulefiles.

Bug Fixes

When updating the environment-modules package, changes to the /usr/share/Modules/init/.modulespath config file were being silently replaced by upgrades. The file is now set marked as %config(noreplace) in the spec file, thus it is preserved between updates.
The environment scripts of csh and tcsh used the "test" command without specifying the PATH variable. That could have possibly resulted in an unexpected behavior as a user binary called "test" could have been run instead. With this update, the "test" binary is called by its full path. Misbehavior caused by calling a random test binary is no longer possible.
When updating the environment-modules package, changes to environment scripts in /etc/profile.d were not preserved. With this update, those scripts have been marked as configuration scripts, thus they are preserved between updates.
All users of environment-modules are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which fix these bugs.