Bug#657103: rkhunter: Invalid BINDIR configuration option: Invalid directory found: ~/bin

Julien Valroff julien at debian.org
Tue Jan 31 19:04:49 UTC 2012

Le mardi 31 janv. 2012 à 09:02:59 (+0100 CET), Jesse Molina a écrit :
> Sorry for slow reply.
> -->echo $PATH
> ~/bin:/usr/local/sbin:/usr/sbin:/sbin:/usr/local/bin:/usr/bin:/bin:/usr/local/games:/usr/games
> -->egrep PATH= .bash*
> .bash_profile:PATH="/usr/local/sbin:/usr/sbin:/sbin:${PATH}"
> .bash_profile:    PATH="~/bin:${PATH}"
OK, I have finally managed to get this behaviour, "~/bin" is not expanded...

> The question as to why BINDIR in the config file is being ignored remains.

Read around line 2122 of rkhunter:

	# The BINPATHS list is prepended with the root PATH. However,
	# any specified BINDIR directories beginning with a '+' will
	# be prepended before the root PATH.
	# Once that has been done, we check that each directory begins
	# with a '/'. We remove any non-existent directories, but we do
	# not flag this as an error. We also remove any duplicate directories.

Hence the root PATH is then always considered, contrary to what I had
originally thought. The behaviour you describe is IMHO normal, the cause is
the fact you don't allow ~/bin to be expanded to /home/user/bin.

Simply change your .bash_profile to state PATH=~/bin:${PATH} and it should
work as expected.


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