Re: /etc/profile should include sbin in PATH
On Sun, Dec 19, 1999 at 09:57:36PM +0100, Remco van de Meent wrote:
> Greg Stark wrote:
> > /etc/profile currently sets the PATH to:
> > PATH="/usr/local/bin:/usr/bin:/bin:/usr/bin/X11:/usr/games"
> > It should include /usr/sbin and /sbin in the PATH. While these directories are
> > intended to contain binaries mainly useful to the administrator it was never
> > intended that these binaries should be denied to normal users.
> I quote the FHS (pre-2.1), which Debian is moving to according to the latest
> Policy document:
> ``Deciding what things go into "sbin" directories is simple: If a
> normal (not a system administrator) user will ever run it directly,
> then it should be placed in one of the "bin" directories. Ordinary
> users should not have to place any of the sbin directories in their
> Although it doesn't say that the ordinary users must not have the sbin
> directories in their PATH, it explicitly states that they should not have
> to. The difference between bin and sbin is that the latter contain binaries
> _mostly_ used for administration tasks only. Which leads to the conclusion
> that there is no reason (FHS-wise) to include them in everyone's PATH.
Not even in the roots PATH, like it is done today ?