still UsrMove problems and wrong PATH in openssh

Björn Persson bjorn at
Wed Oct 31 23:18:35 UTC 2012

Emmanuel Seyman wrote:
> From bug #871503 (and I apologize if I'm reading this wrong), it
> appears that the dependency on /bin/perl is being caused by the
> hardcoded $PATH in openssh.
> To fix the problem, I think we would not only need to provide
> /bin/perl but a /bin equivalent to everything in /usr/bin (/bin/perl
> is the only usecase which Harald has hit so far).

That still wouldn't solve all cases. I've seen code that does the 
equivalent of "which some-program", finds /bin/some-program, concludes 
that the installation prefix is "/", and proceeds to look for files in 
/share, which doesn't exist and never has.

We really need to get /bin and /sbin removed from PATH, or at least 
moved behind /usr/bin and /usr/sbin.

Björn Persson

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