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Old 03-21-2008, 08:09 PM   #16
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oh, isn't this pretty? :-)
dave@solaris:~$ cat /etc/release 
                  OpenSolaris Developer Preview 2 snv_79b X86

                         _        _     _         _ _                
           _ __ _ _ ___ (_)___ __| |_  (_)_ _  __| (_)__ _ _ _  __ _ 
          | '_ \ '_/ _ \| / -_) _|  _| | | ' \/ _` | / _` | ' \/ _` |
          | .__/_| \___// \___\__|\__| |_|_||_\__,_|_\__,_|_||_\__,_|
          |_|         |__/
ok, the problem has been found/solved. jlliagre, you were beaten by only a margin.

I admit the answer was found by posting in the opensolaris forums (I joined for this question alone <G>).

The problem is with the gnome terminal, if I use xterm, all the path options are correct (and overflowing with duplicates from the various places I have set it and now need to clean up).

then, using your latest suggestion of looking in .bashrc reveals the problem:
dave@solaris:~$ cat .bashrc
# Simple profile places /usr/gnu/bin at front,
# adds /usr/X11/bin, /usr/sbin and /sbin to the end.
# Use less(1) as the default pager for the man(1) command.
export PATH=/usr/gnu/bin:/usr/bin:/usr/X11/bin:/usr/sbin:/sbin
export MANPATH=/usr/gnu/share/man:/usr/share/man:/usr/X11/share/man
export PAGER="/usr/bin/less -ins"

# Define default prompt to <username>@<hostname>:<path><"($|#) ">
# and print '#' for user "root" and '$' for normal users.
    [[ "$LOGNAME" = "root" ]] && printf "${PWD/${HOME}/~}# " ||
    printf "${PWD/${HOME}/~}\$ ")'
edit: The OpenSolarus forum where I realised the problem was with terminal

Last edited by madivad; 03-21-2008 at 08:10 PM.
Old 02-02-2009, 06:23 AM   #17
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Solaris set the calsspath permanently

Originally Posted by jlliagre View Post
Can you post the content of /etc/release to clarify ?
Did you look at the bash files ?
Hi i am shashi from india, how to create the .profile in solaris 10
It is not there in /etc/profile or ${HOME}/.profile.

Best Regards,

Last edited by shashi_hlb; 02-02-2009 at 06:24 AM.
Old 02-02-2009, 02:59 PM   #18
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Welcome to LinuxQuestions.

Next time, please start a new thread instead of using an existing one which isn't particularly related.

There must be a /etc/profile on you Solaris 10 installation. This file is part of the OS.

If there is no $HOME/.profile, feel free to create one with a text editor.
Old 12-05-2011, 09:19 PM   #19
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!! good

this is very useful.
Old 08-29-2014, 01:05 AM   #20
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The solution

Dear All,
My OS is Oracle Solaris 10.
I did solve this by doing following steps:
1.login with root user
2.goto /usr/default
-bash-3.2$ cd /usr/default
3.enter this command: vi login
4.Then add following text in the login file,
As you know for inserting text, you need to press i character where u need to insert text.
I press i after this line: #PATH=/usr/bin:/usr/sfw/bin
# PATH sets the initial shell PATH variable
(press i) and enter your path, my path was as following
5.after entering the above mentioned text press ESC and
the enter colon : and then press w! and finished.
6.for exiting press SHIFT+z+z
7.for seeing the result enter exit command to exit from root user.

Last edited by mosini; 08-29-2014 at 01:07 AM.
Old 08-29-2014, 03:23 AM   #21
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Hi mosini,

welcome to LQ and thanks for this posting.

Beware however that this thread is quite old and the original question was already answered eight years ago.


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