blfs book -suggested /etc/profile

Tom Harrison harrist at
Wed Jul 16 08:23:43 PDT 2003

I ran your profile on my box, and nothing looks wrong.  Okay, this may be
something you've already checked, but is /etc/profile being sourced?  If you
add to /etc/profile the line

export foo=baz

then log out and back in, does

echo $foo

return baz?

Could the problem be in ~/.bashrc or ~/.bash_profile?

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