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Re: modifying default PATH
On Thu, Mar 18, 2010 at 9:43 AM, Larson, Timothy E.
> How can I modify the default PATH for all users? The daemon user that runs
> xscreensaver when nobody's on the console seemingly does not have
> /usr/pkg/bin, so there are error messages. With no real shell, I don't think
> /etc/profile applies.
Supposedly that is governed in /etc/login.conf. However, my (default)
version consists of nothing but comments; the comments are nonetheless
# The default values
# Any value changed in the daemon class should be reset in default
# :path=/usr/bin /bin /usr/sbin /sbin /usr/X11R7/bin
/usr/X11R6/bin /usr/pkg/bin /usr/pkg/sbin /usr/local/bin:\
This would suggest that user daemon ought to be seeing /usr/pkg/*bin.
(Actually, login class "daemon". *user* daemon is not assigned to
any login class in the default /etc/*passwd, (nor is anyone else).
So I presume user daemon is assigned by default to class "default"
and should see the /usr/pkg/*bin.
Is that a confusing enough use of the word "default"?
I'm looking at 5.0 (stable) updated as of last week.
Seeing your specific error messages, of course, would be a big
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