On Jul 14, 2006, at 8:31 PM, Ryan R. wrote:
Pathing works most of the time, but I had some problems with RadRails/
Eclipse because it doesn’t appear to honor pathing provided
in .profile or .login. Which prompted the linking solution. It’s a
little ugly and might go away with future updates, but it was about
all I had left for a few programs that ignored my personal path
You can change path info in /etc/profile to make it system-wide.
As for ~/.profile, I tried all the shells listed in /etc/shells, and
of them ran the .profile I created as a test.
I don’t see why UNIX like systems have to have so many bin (and other)
directories. Let’s see, there is /bin, /usr/bin, /usr/local/bin,
/opt/local/bin, the same variants for sbin, plus executables in
/usr/libexec, /usr/local/libexec and (for shame) /etc.
Thankfully someone invented the ‘which’ and ‘whereis’ commands.