Subject: Re: PR#726
To: None <>
From: Niklas Hallqvist <>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 01/14/1996 14:54:38
>>>>> "Matt" == matthew green <> writes:

Matt> this PR says that /usr/local/bin should be added to root's $PATH
Matt> because /usr/local/man is in the default man path.  i disagree
Matt> with this and think the PR should be closed -- i don't want root
Matt> exposed to "random" programs that could be in /usr/local/bin.
Matt> i'd prefer just the system directories in there.

Matt> anyone else have comments ?

Sure, you're right.  Having /usr/local/bin in the root path might be
valid, but not as a default.  The local sysadmin must make that
decision of his own.  /usr/local/man is irrelevant as that isn't a
security threat (no runnable programs).