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Old 05-28-2010, 05:23 PM   #1
andrewbonney
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Sudo path variable error


Hi,
I'm having a strange issue with the PATH variable when running the command 'sudo su'. When executing this command the PATH variable changes. No problems there, but it changes to:

Code:
/usr/kerberos/sbin:/usr/kerberos/bin://sbin://bin:/usr/bin:/bin
Looking at this, there are two weird entries (//sbin and //bin) which should both start '/usr' instead. I'm not sure how I've managed to change this, or how a piece of software I'm using has done it (more likely it was me I expect), but could anyone suggest which file to look in to correct it? If it makes a difference the machine is running CentOS 5.

Cheers,
Andrew
 
Old 05-28-2010, 09:29 PM   #2
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Hi,
I'm having a strange issue with the PATH variable when running the command 'sudo su'. When executing this command the PATH variable changes. No problems there, but it changes to:

Code:
/usr/kerberos/sbin:/usr/kerberos/bin://sbin://bin:/usr/bin:/bin
Looking at this, there are two weird entries (//sbin and //bin) which should both start '/usr' instead. I'm not sure how I've managed to change this, or how a piece of software I'm using has done it (more likely it was me I expect), but could anyone suggest which file to look in to correct it? If it makes a difference the machine is running CentOS 5.

Cheers,
Andrew
Try out 'sudo su -' which reset all environment variables for su session.

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Old 05-29-2010, 03:07 AM   #3
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Yes, that works, but it only seems to hold for the current session. Is there any way to make it more permanent?
 
  


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