/usr/local/bin in $PATH in system scripts?

Daniel Robitaille robitaille at gmail.com
Tue May 8 21:23:13 UTC 2007

On 5/8/07, Fergal Daly <fergal at esatclear.ie> wrote:
> I can't see any real benefit to including /usr/local/bin and I can
> find plenty of people in the forums who can't start *-admin,
> presumably due to problems similar to mine,

I personally use /usr/local/bin to install my own version of Firefox,
without the need to uninstall the Ubuntu's version of Firefox.  Since
/usr/local/bin/ is ahead of /usr/bin in the standard $PATH of users,
if I have a /usr/local/bin/firefox  it is picked up by default by all
my users.

Daniel Robitaille

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