Bug 114615 - su - use a different path than login
su - use a different path than login
Status: CLOSED ERRATA
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3
Classification: Red Hat
Component: coreutils (Show other bugs)
3.0
All Linux
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Assigned To: Ondrej Vasik
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Blocks: 158741
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Reported: 2004-01-30 02:52 EST by Thilo Müller
Modified: 2008-01-28 07:05 EST (History)
3 users (show)

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Fixed In Version: RHBA-2005-544
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Last Closed: 2008-01-28 07:05:45 EST
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Description Thilo Müller 2004-01-30 02:52:34 EST
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Description of problem:
When logging in in RHEL3 the PATH variable holds:
/usr/kerberos/sbin:/usr/kerberos/bin:/usr/local/sbin:/usr/local/bin:/sbin:/bin:/usr/sbin:/usr/bin:/usr/X11R6/bin:/root/bin
When issuing 'su -' the PATH variable holds:
/usr/kerberos/sbin:/usr/kerberos/bin:/bin:/sbin:/usr/bin:/usr/sbin:/usr/local/bin:/usr/local/sbin:/usr/bin/X11:/usr/X11R6/bin:/root/bin

Both should be the same.

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How reproducible:
Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1.Log in as root
2.echo $PATH
3.su -
4.echo $PATH
    

Actual Results:  The first PATH shows:
/usr/kerberos/sbin:/usr/kerberos/bin:/usr/local/sbin:/usr/local/bin:/sbin:/bin:/usr/sbin:/usr/bin:/usr/X11R6/bin:/root/bin
The second PATH shows:
/usr/kerberos/sbin:/usr/kerberos/bin:/bin:/sbin:/usr/bin:/usr/sbin:/usr/local/bin:/usr/local/sbin:/usr/bin/X11:/usr/X11R6/bin:/root/bin


Expected Results:  Both should use the same PATH variable.

Additional info:
Comment 1 Tim Waugh 2004-01-30 04:57:44 EST
'When logging in in RHEL3' -- do you mean using the graphical login
and starting a terminal, or logging in on a text console (VT1, for
instance)?
Comment 2 Ralf Spenneberg 2004-01-30 16:15:45 EST
Either of them. Using the graphical login and starting a terminal in
gnome and logging in on a text console gives the same behavior.

Ralf
Comment 3 Tim Waugh 2004-02-04 11:43:54 EST
This problem was identified and fixed in coreutils-5.0-20, and will be
in any subsequent updates to coreutils for Red Hat Enterprise 3.
Comment 5 Ondrej Vasik 2008-01-28 07:05:45 EST
Closing that forgotten modified bugzilla as ERRATA RHBA-2005:544 - duplicate bug
#158741 was fixed in that update. Feel free to reopen this bug report if the
solution does not work for you.

http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHBA-2005-544.html

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