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Re: modifying default PATH
On Wed, 2010-03-31 at 01:37 +0000, Vlad D.Markov wrote:
> On Thu, Mar 18, 2010 at 11:06:19AM -0500, Woodchuck wrote:
> > On Thu, Mar 18, 2010 at 9:43 AM, Larson, Timothy E.
> > <TELarson%west.com@localhost> wrote:
> > > 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.
> > >
> > >
> > > Thanks,
> > > Tim
> > Supposedly that is governed in /etc/login.conf. However, my (default)
> > version consists of nothing but comments; the comments are nonetheless
> > illuminating:
> > # The default values
> > # Any value changed in the daemon class should be reset in default
> > # class.
> > #
> > #default:\
> > # :path=/usr/bin /bin /usr/sbin /sbin /usr/X11R7/bin
> > /usr/X11R6/bin /usr/pkg/bin /usr/pkg/sbin /usr/local/bin:\
> > # :umask=022:\
> > # :datasize-max=512M:\
> > # :datasize-cur=512M:\
> > # :maxproc-max=128:\
> > # :maxproc-cur=64:\
> > # :openfiles-cur=64:\
> > # :stacksize-cur=4M:
> > 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
> > help.
> > Dave
> > --
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> login.conf does indeed work. The user class(default, daemon) maps to the
> "-L" argument to useradd.
> One of the 1st things I do is uncomment login.conf and set up the paths
> I want. Unfortunately some of the other settings don't work well with
> newer apps and need to be also changed if you run things like gtk-gnutella.
> Are your users coming directly into X11? Like xdm, gdm, and their ilk?
> That stuff drives me somewhat crazy because it bypasses login.conf
> and the path settings are set up differently for each one. The man page
> for whichever one you use should explain how to set up the paths.
> There are usually two settings in these cases: one for users and one
> for root.
Yeah the problem is that login.conf is working only for programs which
use login(1) like the ttys and some display manager like GDM or KDM.
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