Bug 1251320 - rfe: please change login to not add /bin:/sbin to $PATH
Summary: rfe: please change login to not add /bin:/sbin to $PATH
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: util-linux
Version: rawhide
Hardware: Unspecified
OS: Unspecified
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Karel Zak
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2015-08-07 01:03 UTC by Zbigniew Jędrzejewski-Szmek
Modified: 2015-08-26 04:34 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

Fixed In Version: 2.27-0.2.fc23
Doc Type: Bug Fix
Doc Text:
Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2015-08-12 09:01:53 UTC
Type: Bug

Attachments (Terms of Use)

System ID Private Priority Status Summary Last Updated
Red Hat Bugzilla 1251192 0 unspecified CLOSED rfe: please change gdm to not add :/bin:/sbin to $PATH 2021-02-22 00:41:40 UTC

Internal Links: 1251192

Description Zbigniew Jędrzejewski-Szmek 2015-08-07 01:03:28 UTC
Description of problem:
login adds the "old school" dirs to the default $PATH. It's not harmful, but has some downsides:
- every path search is infinitesimally slower
- every execve strace log is longer
- anyone looking at $PATH has to think longer

Since the /usr split is long gone, please consider removing it also from the path. gdm (which sets the paths for graphical user sessions, now uses to 

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
[test@rawhide ~]$ rpm -qf /bin/login

[test@rawhide ~]$ strings /bin/login|grep :/bin

Comment 1 Karel Zak 2015-08-12 08:46:50 UTC
Good point...

Comment 2 Karel Zak 2015-08-12 09:01:53 UTC
Fixed in f23 and rawhide.

Comment 3 Fedora Update System 2015-08-12 09:15:01 UTC
util-linux-2.27-0.2.fc23 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 23.

Comment 4 Fedora Update System 2015-08-26 04:34:05 UTC
util-linux-2.27-0.2.fc23 has been pushed to the Fedora 23 stable repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.

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