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Re: profile and /usr/local/bin in PATH

On Tue, Nov 27, 2001 at 05:06:48PM -0500, Dale Scheetz wrote:
> > And there are good reasons why that makes sense.  The typical
> > situation is that some binary in the distribution doesn't behave in
> > exactly the way the syasadmin wants, so the sysadmin can override it
> > with a local binary (or script) in /us/rlocal.
> Or: dpkg --purge <package> so that the /usr/local version will work ;-)

That's not always possible like that. For example, a sysadmin may want
to override only one program out of a multi-program package. Or he/she
might want to override a program with a wrapper that walls the actual

This is a reason why one sysadmin should want to have /usr/local/bin
first in path.



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