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Re: mangled $PATH

Bill Marcum wrote:
On Sun, Jun 04, 2006 at 12:36:40PM -0400, Tom Allison wrote:

I found an odd problem.

When I login as root via the X-window, all my terminal sessions have a $PATH variable with '/ sbin;' as one of the directories.

Maybe in .xsession or .xinitrc?

The "mangle" was in /etc/X11/xdm/xdm-config.
I fixed it manually.
But I am not inclined to munge the X11 files myself so it's a little "spooky".

It's a minor problem but I think it may have come up immediately from my last upgrade yesterday. I found it only in root, which I don't often use. So it's entirely possible that it's been there for as much as a year.

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