Re: Bug#14264: cron doesn't put /usr/local/bin in PATH
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Steve Greenland, in an immanent manifestation of deity, wrote:
>1. Modify the cron source to add /usr/local/bin back to the path for
>user crontabs. The advantage is that nobodies crontabs break, but we'll
>be inconsistent with other (non-Debian) crons (I assume that Vixie Cron
>is the defacto standard).
>2. Let the path drop back to /usr/bin:/bin, and probably break a bunch
>of crontabs. It's easy for a user to fix by adding a PATH= statement to
>their crontab, but there will be LOTS of complaints, you betcha.
Personally, I'd prefer to be closer to de facto standards and be a
little more secure. /bin and /usr/bin are generally secure but on some
systems, /usr/local/bin is opened up to some users. If someone used to
other systems comes to Debian, they could be surprised. I actually set
the PATH in all but two of my crontabs and those are now fixed...
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