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By the way, I should add that there is no /etc/profile file there is an /etc/profile.d directory
Err... I take that back. Maybe I mistyped the word last time. I probably got this now. Sorry to junk up the page with another post.
Great... a new problem. I have automatic updates configured, but this file as marked as a "do not change" because updates may overwrite it. But how else can I set the path permanently for all users on the system?
I can't even FIND the old Java 1.4.2 installation. And I can't find any file that specified a path to it (or any other version of Java).
I really need to get this done by Sunday night Your help is as always greatly appreciated!
I ran the find command on the entire system seraching for *jdk* and it tells me it didn't find anything. Then I go to /usr/java/ and search there and it finds the whole 1.6 jdk. How the hell did my system wide search for *jdk* not find the 1.6 jdk (and it should have found the 1.4.2 wherever it is).
Assuming your users have the default shell of bash, then put stuff like alterations to $PATH in to /etc/bash.bashrc.local - it doesn't exist by default but if you look at /etc/bash.bashrc it tells you not to put stuff in there and use /etc/bash.bashrc.local