adapted $PATH not available for GUI

houghi at houghi at
Sun Mar 16 20:52:08 CET 2014

On Sun, Mar 16, 2014 at 02:14:01PM -0500, Marshall Neill wrote:
> On my system it gets if from /etc/profile
> if [ "`id -u`" -eq 0 ]; then
> PATH="/usr/local/sbin:/usr/local/bin:/usr/sbin:/usr/bin:/sbin:/bin"
> else
>   PATH="/usr/local/bin:/usr/bin:/bin:/usr/local/games:/usr/games"
> fi

That is what I was thinking as well. However when I edit those to the
following, I do not see it:
or to 

The first should add /tmp in the $PATH, the second removes bot games
directories (or rather should not add them)

However after a reboot, I still get
"/usr/local/bin:/usr/bin:/bin:/usr/local/games:/usr/games" as default

I have installed a clean Debian on Virtualbox to easier check and see the

How can it be that if /usr/games and /usr/local/games are still in PATH if
they are not in that file. To me that means that is NOT the file that is
actually being read. SO what is?

This is written under the inluence of the following:
>   Artist : Mercedes Sosa
>     Song : Zamba para no morir
>    Album : Yo no canto por cantar

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