Gentoo Development Guide

Environment Files

Some packages need to globally set an environment variable for all users. The canonical way of doing this is via /etc/env.d. All files in this directory are sourced when generating user environment settings.

This directory should only be used for setting environment variables.

To install a file into this directory, use doenvd or newenvd (see Install Functions Reference). The format of the file should be a series of lines in the form VARIABLE="the value".

There is further discussion in the Environment Variables section.