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Old 09-30-2004, 08:08 PM   #1
Registered: Sep 2003
Location: Belo Horizonte - Brazil
Distribution: Ubuntu 6.10 (and lovin' it)
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SuSE works differently from Mandrake?

Hello everyone!

I have just installed SuSE 9.1 where I had previously a Mandrake 10 distro installed. Everything looks just fine (both distros are stupidly easy to install, a LOT easier than Windows, by the way).

However, on Mandrake, I used to set environment variables, such as PATH, JAVA_HOME, and some others on the /etc/profile file. There is a comment on this file on SuSE saying that I should use /etc/profile.local, but adding variables to that file won't work.

I have also tried ignoring that comment and adding the variables to the /etc/profile file anyways, but I had no success...does SuSE use another file for user-configurable environment variables? Where may I set those?

Best regards!
Old 09-30-2004, 08:28 PM   #2
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Nevermind my dumb self, I forgot that you have to re-start Linux in order to reload the /etc/profile variables...


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