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Bug 677564 - sys-apps/baselayout-2.6-r1: /etc/profile: Please reconsider ROOTPATH support
Summary: sys-apps/baselayout-2.6-r1: /etc/profile: Please reconsider ROOTPATH support
Alias: None
Product: Gentoo Linux
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Current packages (show other bugs)
Hardware: All Linux
: Normal normal (vote)
Assignee: William Hubbs
Depends on:
Reported: 2019-02-09 16:33 UTC by bugs77
Modified: 2020-02-08 17:08 UTC (History)
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Description bugs77 2019-02-09 16:33:06 UTC
I would like to question dropping support for ROOTPATH completely as reasoned

As a system admin I would like to be given a reasonably easy way to choose whether I want different PATH values for root and users, and what they shall be.
PATH and ROOTPATH should work as it is still described in the Gentoo handbook at
To eventually unset ROOTPATH in /etc/profile in order to keep the environment clean makes perfect sense to me, as no other gentoo package should depend on the ROOTPATH environment variable.
Gentoo packages which have to add PATH and ROOTPATH components in /etc/env.d/ should do so selectively.

Thanks for reconsidering.
Comment 1 William Hubbs gentoo-dev 2020-02-08 17:08:57 UTC
Please read the following article for more information on this issue.

I'm not convinced that there is a valid reason to take *sbin out of the