[SM-Discuss] bash_profile and bashrc . . .
gderber at sourcemage.org
Fri Mar 18 18:37:29 EST 2005
On Fri, 2005-03-18 at 18:49 +0100, Arjan Bouter wrote:
> This also is not a bug. This is a security measure. Root's profile can/should be
> different from that of normal users. For example root can have /sbin in $PATH
> which normal users shouldn't need and to minimize the risk of a non-functional
> root account things like bash-completion and other stuff which installs in
> /etc/profile.d shouldn't be in root's profile. By installing a normal file
> instead of a link you make sure lazy admins don't use /etc/profile instead of
> their own.
If we are considering the security risk, shouldn't the /sbin directories
be removed from /etc/profile? In which case we'd also probably want to
move 'gaze' to /usr/bin or something like that.
<gderber at sourcemage.org>
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