Re: [wmii] how to setup PATH properly

From: Frank Boehme <>
Date: Thu, 26 Jan 2006 15:58:44 +0000

csimonut wrote:

> I recently had some trouble because I set my path variable to
> '/usr/local/9/bin:/usr/local/bin:....'. This path caused errors when
> compiling a kernel,

I'd suspect your path causes other trouble as well. It has been said a
couple of times that the plan9 utils have different interfaces and that
nearly all Linux system expect the GNU/SysV util for many tasks.

You better do dont change your path a all. Have a look at the "wmii" and
the "extern" scripts for some background info ($PATH vs $OLD_PATH).


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