PATH=/usr/local/bin:/bin:/usr/bin considered harmful

Richard W.M. Jones rjones at
Fri Jun 22 14:09:01 UTC 2012

On Fri, Jun 22, 2012 at 03:08:05PM +0100, Richard W.M. Jones wrote:
> A similar issue is that whenever anyone uses AC_PATH_PROG or related
> in a configure script anywhere, it finds the /bin binary ahead of
> /usr/bin.

Maybe I mean this the other way around.


Richard Jones, Virtualization Group, Red Hat
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