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Having the need to modify the default PATH of the LINUX kernel as to include the directories of a new program (TeXlive) - I have stumbled across a difficulty. With ...
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- 02-01-2008 #1
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- Edinburgh, Scotland
Altering my PATH specification
Having the need to modify the default PATH of the LINUX kernel as to include the directories of a new program (TeXlive) - I have stumbled across a difficulty.
With Debian 4.0 (Etch) and Kernel 2.6.18-5-k7 (of Debian 2.6.18.dfsg.1-17), the /etc/profile file may be altered by:
...though this yeilds no result!
If the same command is given at the prompt (root), then the result is positive - which is good! However, the endevour of produing a file with the command inserted inside does nothing (similar to the profile problem).
I've also tried modifying:
The printenv command returns that there was no change.
- 02-01-2008 #2
In your ~/.bash_profile, you can do