Debian Configuration :: Environment Variables For All Users

Nov 27, 2015

I'm newbie on Debian, and I just installed Debian 8.2. (I used to run openSuse, and I see Debian is quite different.)

Where should I set environment variables (like PATH or JAVA_HOME) in order to affect all users?

I read some documentation about that, but It is not clear for me, the difference among "/etc/environment", "/etc/bash.bashrc" and "/etc/profile".

(In openSuse, I used to create a file "/etc/bash.bashrc.local" and set the environment variables there, in order these settings are not lost with updates.)

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I edited /etc/profile to look like:

# /etc/profile: system-wide .profile file for the Bourne shell (sh(1))
# and Bourne compatible shells (bash(1), ksh(1), ash(1), ...).
if [ "`id -u`" -eq 0 ]; then


When i type env, it just shows: PATH=/usr/local/sbin:/usr/local/bin:/usr/sbin:/usr/bin:/sbin:/bin It also shows JAVA_HOME, CLASSPATH and others were set up. Trying to get updatetool in glassfish usable for any user and during any session. I did the export command in a shell, and it worked, but not after closing the session. how to do environment variables.

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How do I make this visible to python (I'm assuming this problem is specific to the jessie python2.7 installation and not python in general)?

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1. adding "export PATH=$PATH:/xxxx/" to etc/profile or to /home/user/.profile
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he $g09root is picked up ( in both the csh and the bash), but not the $GV_DIR or the $GAUSS_SCRDIR. I guess it's some stupid error, but it is highly frustrating.Here is the .profile file:Quote:

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For example: when I add:


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However if I add the export command to my /etc/profile, then reboot so everything registers, then run that same graphical program from a menu (such as Applications->Accessories->Myprogram), it can't see the environment variable.

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I've been bashing around this for a couple of days, and could not find answer by using google. My debian 8.1.0 jessie runs perfectly fine. To perform SSH chroot jail, I issued an apt-get install makejail.

The ssh chroot environment runs great. I used makejail configuration scripts. The man pages are perfectly available from TTY login. Yet from a SSH session (chroot jailed) the man pages could not be found.

My MANPATH environment variable points at /usr/share/man

Running "mandb -c" from a SSH session as root tells:

0 man subdirectories contained newer manual pages.
0 manual pages were added.
0 stray cats were added.
0 old database entries were purged.

simply copying the contents of the /usr/share/man to /jail/usr/share/man
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put /home/stanley/Downloads/ns-allinone-2.34/bin:/home/stanley/Downloads ns-allinone-2.34/tcl8.4.18/unix:/home/stanley/Downloads/ns-allinone-2.34/tk8.4.18/unixinto your PATH environment; so that you'll be able to run itm/tclsh wish/xgraph.


(1) You MUST put
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additionally I have read that it should be written into /etc/bash.bashrc

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Feb 20, 2011

I've created a 32-bit chroot on my AMD64 installation. It works pretty well when I just type 'dchroot' but if I try to execute a 32-bit program from 64-bit land using 'dchroot <command>', the environment variables are all screwed up. I know I can use -d or --preserve-environment to keep my 64-bit environment but I don't want to do that because I want my PATH to change when I go into 32-bit land. Here's an example of what I am talking about:

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