Bug 63485 - PATH settings
PATH settings
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: distribution (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Bill Nottingham
Brock Organ
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Reported: 2002-04-14 12:52 EDT by Michael Redinger
Modified: 2014-03-16 22:26 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2005-03-01 15:43:48 EST
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Description Michael Redinger 2002-04-14 12:52:06 EDT
(This does not really belong to anaconda ... but I couldn't imagine
where to put it ...)

The way beta4 sets the path is much better (eg. thanks of pathmunge) than for example in 7.2.
However, it's still terribly inconsistent. Every program seems to
use different defaults etc.

Below just a few examples. I think you'll get the point ...

user:   xterm -ls, konsole -ls, konsole (under GNOME), rxvt,
        gnome-terminal (under GNOME)
        ssh, telnet, rsh/rlogin

user:   xterm, konsole (under KDE), gnome-terminal (under KDE),
        KDE (eg. run command)

user:   gnome-terminal --login, rxvt -ls, konsole -ls (under GNOME)

user:   rsh host 'echo $PATH'

user:   ssh host 'echo $PATH'

root:   rsh -l root host 'echo $PATH'

root:   ssh root@host 'echo $PATH'

root:   rsh/rlogin, telnet

root:   xterm (in GNOME, using su)

root: xterm (as root in GNOME)

root:   xterm -ls (in GNOME, using su)

root:   xterm -ls (as root in GNOME)

root:	su (first ssh host, then su)
Comment 1 Bill Nottingham 2005-03-01 15:43:48 EST
Closing bugs on older, no longer supported, releases. Apologies for any lack of
response. Please reopen if it persists on current releases.

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