June 20, 2009

seeking understanding

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Hi,

I'm building LFS to "build" my understanding of the linux/gnu operating system.
I know there is a difference between a "login shell" and a "non" login shell. Somehow I manage to get easily confused. As I was building LFS, I 've been making a mistake that I caught this time, I had used a non login root shell as opposed to a login shell. I was wondering what effect that would have on a build of programs ? Would it in effect change the build environment? one reads the ,bash_profile and the other reads the .bashrc?