PATH=/usr/local/bin:/bin:/usr/bin considered harmful
mrsam at courier-mta.com
Fri Jun 22 12:19:39 UTC 2012
Andrew Haley writes:
> Why not take /bin and /sbin out of the default path *and* make sure
> that RPM knows about /bin/* ?
I would expect that changing rpm will be a long, tedious process. Which is
But changing the default PATH that's compiled into bash should be a simpler
change to push through; I see very low risk of any breakage or regressions;
and it will probably solve a great majority of the resulting foobarage that
cascades downstream into rpm-land.
Making rpm a bit smarter is certainly a correct fix, but something else can
also be done relatively quickly to take care of most of the current fallout.
-------------- next part --------------
A non-text attachment was scrubbed...
Name: not available
Size: 198 bytes
Desc: not available
More information about the devel