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

Rob Browning <osiris@cs.utexas.edu> writes:

> It turns out that the problem is that the installation uses
> root/.bash_profile to set up the system the first time and deletes
> itself when it's finished.  This leaves you without anything to set
> the root path when you log in next time.

The base disks should not mess with root's files at all.  Instead, the
install should use the hooks provided by /etc/init.d/boot -
/sbin/unconfigured.sh at start and /sbin/setup.sh at end.

/sbin/setup.sh could start a shell, change root's password, run
dselect, etc., and then safely delete itself.


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