By default /bin/login will set a users $PATH to:
/usr/local/bin:/bin:/usr/bin This way the small/crippled
versions of programs will be used by default. So I suggest
that the default $PATH is changed to:
/usr/local/bin:/usr/bin:/bin The $PATH for root should be
changed from /sbin:/bin:/usr/sbin:/usr/bin to
The best place to change this would be in /bin/login, though
I've just changed /etc/skel/.bash_profile for now. But the
latter may break login scripts if anything changes.
This bug was misassigned to dkl. Since dkl is in QA, it is no wonder
the bug never got seen. ;o)
This is not a bug. The path is as it is expected to be. Users desiring
an alternate default path, are free to reconfigure to their taste.