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profile and /usr/local/bin in PATH

The default profile on a Debian system puts '/usr/local/bin' as the first
element in the PATH list. This causes several things to not work as

When I have a binary in /usr/local/bin, like Pine, and then install a
package for that binary, I still get the old version from /usr/local.

I run several root file systems against common /home and /usr/local
partitions, so one root system may have a package installed while another
will rely on the version in /usr/local.

In order to make this work as expected, I would like to put /usr/local/bin
at the end of the path list. Can anyone suggest a compelling reason why I
shouldn't do this? Is there any Debian "feature" that depends upon this
path structure?


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