Subject: Re: /etc/profile not being run
From: Paul J. Lucas (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Sun Feb 25 2001 - 11:46:49 MST
On Sun, 25 Feb 2001, Hollis R Blanchard wrote:
> I don't know how to resolve this aside from not using runlevel 5.
... which is one reason I never use it. Other than a pretty
login screen, it serves no purpose.
> This will be annoying in the case of runlevel 3 however, since if you have
> something like the following in your .bash_profile (or /etc/profile):
> export PATH=$PATH:/usr/local/bin
> then /usr/local/bin will be appended to your path twice - once on console
> login, and again when you start a terminal in X (environment variables are
Your profile should always be reentrant regardless. I do this:
[ -z "$PATH0" ] && export PATH0=$PATH
PATH0 is PATH as it is given to you by /etc/profile and it gets
set exactly once.
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