Subject: Re: PR#726
To: der Mouse <mouse@Collatz.McRCIM.McGill.EDU>
From: Allen Briggs <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 01/14/1996 09:31:14
> I think the correct fix is to remove /usr/local/man from the manpath
> (and then close out the PR).
I disagree. The manpath is global; root's path is local to root.
I like the fact that as a user, I can find local man pages w/o doing
anything special. As a user, I have /usr/local/bin in my path. I
don't want it there as root.
As shipped, man won't return anything that the root path can't find
since there's nothing in /usr/local/bin and /usr/local/man. If a user
is savvy enough to install packages, they're savvy enough to learn about
paths and a modicum of security.
Allen Briggs - end killing - email@example.com ** MacBSD == NetBSD/mac68k **
Where does all my time go? <a href="http://www.netbsd.org/">Guess.</a>