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From: Carl Hudkins <carl@...>
Subject: Re: $PATH?
Date: Wed, 10 Aug 2005 08:55:22 -0400
On Wed August 10 2005 05:16, Mike S wrote:

> ok I am stumped as to where the $PATH is set.  I know in OSX I just

 The path for everyone is set in /etc/profile.  Your shell should reference 
this when you start a new instance of it (i.e. log in, open a new xterm or 
Konsole or whatever).  (It's *actually* built from stuff in /etc/env.d so you 
shouldn't modify /etc/profile directly...)

> I could make a bunch of symlinks of the java-bin/bin stuff to
> /usr/local/bin I suppose, but that seems like a lot more work than
> necessary.  Why that wasn't done in the emerge process I have no idea.
> Checking my PATH it has changed quit a bit as I install new stuff so I
> know some things are changing this.

 Try doing "source /etc/profile" in a shell, and that shell should pick up the 
new path.  Restarting X or rebooting should make the change global.

 Most packages I've installed (I won't say "all" because I could be forgetting 
something) modify /etc/profile if they need to change the system PATH.  If 
Limewire did not, you can add to your ~/.bashrc something like:

export PATH=${PATH}:/opt/ibm-jre-bin-1.4.2/bin

 That definitely should be picked up every time you start a new terminal, 
because it's in your local (user's) environment.

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