[FWTools] Install Linux version for all users

Roger Andre randre at google.com
Mon Jun 4 13:09:34 EDT 2007

This is what worked for me:

1.) Installed distro to - /usr/local/FWTools-1.2.1/

2) Added path to bin_safe in /etc/environment file -

The /etc/environment file is sourced by the system before any
user-specific files are, so all user will have bin_safe in their PATH.


On 6/4/07, Frank Warmerdam <warmerdam at pobox.com> wrote:
> Kenton Williams wrote:
> > Maybe this is a silly question, but what do I do differently to install
> > FWTools on a Linux machine for all users?  Thanks for any assistance!
> Kenton,
> You can't practically install FWTools into standard locations like
> /usr/bin or /usr/local/bin, so basically you need to alter the standard
> user PATH to include the FWTools/bin_safe directory.  One possible way of
> doing this is to add it in /etc/bash.bashrc though I suspect there are
> more proper ways.
> Best regards,
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