Subject: overriding standard executables via pkgsrc
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Steven M. Bellovin <email@example.com>
Date: 06/07/2005 09:52:28
I'm curious what people regard as the best way to override standard
system executables with local versions or versions from pkgsrc.
Just installing things in /usr/pkg/bin or /usr/local/bin runs afoul of
the default PATH -- those follow /bin and /usr/bin. Change the default
path in login.conf? Is that the only place $PATH is set from? Change
things in per-user .profile? That isn't executed during ssh, I believe.
Deleting or chmoding the standard executables is causes problems for
Other choices? (Weird games with overlay file systems in the Plan 9
--Steven M. Bellovin, http://www.cs.columbia.edu/~smb