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Re: root PATH clobbered -- where do I fix it?

On 8 Dec 1996, Rob Browning wrote:

> I was installing a system from scratch, and I had installed a few
> packages (with dpkg).  I logged out for a minute, and logged back in
> (from the console) as root.  The next time I tried to launch dpkg, it
> failed because root's path had changed to be the same as a normal
> users, i.e. not including sbin and usr/sbin.  It appears to be a
> permanent change, persisting even across reboots.
> Does anyone know how this might have happened, and/or how I might fix
> it?  It's not root's .bashrc.  I checked; it's empty.  Where is the
> root path set?  Could some package I installed have clobbered it?
My machine has the PATH in .bash_profile for root. Do you have such a



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