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Old 08-13-2006, 07:05 PM   #1
bricedebrignaisplage
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search path ($PATH) weird issue


I added these lines to /etc/profile

Code:
PATH=$PATH:/usr/realtime/bin
export PATH
and when I log in as a regular user the path is modified. When I log in as root too.

However, if I am logged in as a regular user and if from a terminal I log in as root (su root), the path doesn't contain /usr/realtime/bin anymore! Or if I try to call one of the scripts in /usr/realtime/bin with sudo, it's not found.

I tried to modify /root/.bash_profile but that leads to the same result.

Can anybody explain?
And then, how should I do to be able to sudo a script in that directory?
PS: I am working with Ubuntu, latest release

Thanks
Brice
 
Old 08-13-2006, 09:04 PM   #2
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From memory if you just su root it's not a login shell and the stuff in /etc/profile, /etc/profile.d/* & ~/.bash_profile is not sourced. Have you tried su - root instead? That should login and use the profile info.
 
Old 08-14-2006, 09:14 PM   #3
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ok
with su - root the result is as expected: my path is updated.

thanks
 
Old 04-25-2007, 04:41 AM   #4
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and what about sudo?
Code:
$1> echo $PATH
/home/brice/bin:(...)
$2> sudo echo $PATH
/home/brice/bin:(...)
$3> which testpath
/home/brice/bin/testpath
$4> sudo which testpath
$5> sudo testpath
sudo: testpath: command not found
the path is defined in /etc/profile (for all users).

how come? and how to fix?
 
  


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