Why is www's $PATH only /usr/bin:/bin?

RW rwmaillists at googlemail.com
Wed Apr 27 12:33:09 UTC 2016

On Wed, 27 Apr 2016 14:07:04 +0200
Bertram Scharpf wrote:

> I wondered as well about this behaviour sometimes. The
> default path from login.conf will be set at login. Yet, the
> www daemon is started from rc and this is not understood to
> be a login. The perverse thing is that when you do a
> "/usr/local/etc/rc.d/apache24 restart" from the command
> line, then the PATH variable will contain the value you
> expect.

Avoiding that is one of the reasons why service(8) exists.

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