Re: profile and /usr/local/bin in PATH
On 27 Nov 2001, Sam Hartman wrote:
> >>>>> "Dale" == Dale Scheetz <email@example.com> writes:
> Dale> The default profile on a Debian system puts '/usr/local/bin'
> Dale> as the first element in the PATH list. This causes several
> Dale> things to not work as desired.
> Dale> When I have a binary in /usr/local/bin, like Pine, and then
> Dale> install a package for that binary, I still get the old
> Dale> version from /usr/local.
> This is defined to be the desired thing. You want local software to
> trump OS software.
Be careful when you decide my wants ;-)
Personally I don't want local software to "trump" installed. I'd like it
to work just the opposite. (I understand this is my desire and not
necessarily a good thing for Debian to do in general)
> Dale> I run several root file systems against common /home and
> Dale> /usr/local partitions, so one root system may have a package
> Dale> installed while another will rely on the version in
> Dale> /usr/local.
> Then modify the profile on those systems. However it should be a local change not a global change to all Debian systems.
Understood. I was just trying to outsmart murphy and make sure things
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