Adding /sbin and /usr/sbin to everyone's path in F10
sstarr at platform.com
Wed Apr 23 17:14:19 UTC 2008
> -----Original Message-----
> [mailto:fedora-devel-list-bounces at redhat.com]On Behalf Of Richard W.M.
> Sent: Wednesday, April 23, 2008 11:58 AM
> To: Development discussions related to Fedora
> Subject: Re: Adding /sbin and /usr/sbin to everyone's path in F10
> On Wed, Apr 23, 2008 at 11:30:31AM -0400, Tom spot Callaway wrote:
> > I propose that we add /sbin and /usr/sbin to the path for
> normal users
> > (as well as root) for F10? There are plenty of useful tools
> in there for
> > non-root users (ifconfig, fdisk, parted), and IMHO, any tool which
> > assumes the user is root because it lives in /sbin is fundamentally
> > broken. The LSB doesn't mandate this (at least, not
> anywhere I can see),
> > so I propose that we just do it.
> > Anyone opposed to such an action?
> FWIW, Debian doesn't have these in normal users' PATH, but does change
> the PATH to include them when you do 'su'.
> On a Debian system:
> $ echo $PATH
> $ su
> # echo $PATH
> I don't know how Debian does this, but it's extremely useful.
> Richard Jones, Emerging Technologies, Red Hat
They use (this comes from /etc/login.defs)
I am not sure though if the PAM modules also read login's /etc/login.defs file (it seems to be though they do)
$ echo $PATH
# echo $PATH
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