On Mon, Jun 15, 2009 at 3:16 PM, Pieter Donche <pieter.don...@ua.ac.be>wrote:
> On Mon, 15 Jun 2009, Robert Huff wrote: > > >> Pieter Donche writes: >> >>> How can one change the PATH for the user www ? >>> to include e.g. /usr/local/bin >>> >>> In /etc/passwd the entry now is: >>> www:*:80:80:World Wide Web Owner:/nonexistent:/usr/sbin/nologin >>> >> >> Start by reading the section 5 man page for "passwd". >> Could you provide a little more detail about what's breaking >> and why you think this user's path is involved? >> Robert Huff >> > > Some users on my system run scripts in their webpages. If they specify > commands (e.g.) 'python', it is not found, unless it is specified as > '/usr/local/bin/python', since the Apache runs in an environment which > has as PATH: (as can be seen from phpinfo() output) > /sbin:/bin:/usr/sbin:/usr:bin only. > > How can one make the PATH that Apache httpd deamon will use > be a different path? and where exaclty does it get > /sbin:/bin:/usr/sbin:/usr:bin from > in the first place? > > I could try specifying in /usr/local/sbin/apachectl 's Bourne shell script: > PATH=/sbin:/bin:/usr/sbin:/usr:bin:/usr/local/sbin:/usr/local/bin > export PATH > > but wouldn't this be set back to the original at an Apache update? > > root has a better path: > > PATH=/sbin:/bin:/usr/sbin:/usr/bin:/usr/games:/usr/local/sbin:/usr/local/bin:/root/bin > > how could I have httpd have the same path? > Hello Pieter, I guess you are looking for apache's SetEnv directive: http://httpd.apache.org/docs/1.3/mod/mod_env.html#setenv a great day, v -- network warrior since 2005 _______________________________________________ email@example.com mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "freebsd-questions-unsubscr...@freebsd.org"