Does /etc/profile need to set MANPATH?

Mikhail Usenko
Mon Jul 20 12:09:00 GMT 2015

On Sat, 17 May 2014 10:37:30 +0200
Achim Gratz <...> wrote:

> Corinna Vinschen writes:
> > Whatever, it looks like MANPATH can really go away.  Achim, do your worst.
> Done.

Besides defining MANPATH (and the other variables such as INFOPATH and PATH which can be modified by the user's .bash_profile) /etc/profile also did export the MANPATH variable.
Now it does not and I suppose  that user's skeleton file /etc/skel/.bash_profile should provide user-defined MANPATH pro-forma as an exported environment variable or else it will have no effect.


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