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Old 10-11-2004, 11:41 PM   #1
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'whereis' finds a command but I can't execute it


Hey folks!

What's wrong when whereis finds a command but when I try to execute it, I got the 'command not found' message?

Code:
[bcampos@localhost modules]$ whereis depmod
depmod: /sbin/depmod /usr/share/man/man8/depmod.8.gz
[bcampos@localhost modules]$ depmod
bash: depmod: command not found

Tks.

Last edited by brunnopessoa; 10-12-2004 at 12:08 AM.
 
Old 10-11-2004, 11:59 PM   #2
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You need to login as root for /sbin ....
 
Old 10-12-2004, 12:05 AM   #3
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Ooops... I got the same problem when logged on as root:

Code:
[root@localhost modules]# whereis depmod
depmod: /sbin/depmod /usr/share/man/man8/depmod.8.gz
[root@localhost modules]# depmod
bash: depmod: command not found

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Old 10-12-2004, 12:06 AM   #4
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Just to add:

You can execute the command by giving it's fully qualifed name if you have the permission to run it. For example, ifconfig for read only purposes:
Code:
/sbin/ifconfig
 
Old 10-12-2004, 12:08 AM   #5
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Quote:
Originally posted by brunnopessoa
Ooops... I got the same problem when logged on as root:

[root@localhost modules]# whereis depmod
depmod: /sbin/depmod /usr/share/man/man8/depmod.8.gz
[root@localhost modules]# depmod
bash: depmod: command not found


I think I've seen this discussed somewhere on LQ about fedora not adding /sbin to the of root. You can always use the absolute pathname or add /sbin to your path.
 
Old 10-12-2004, 12:11 AM   #6
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Quote:
Originally posted by mirradric
I think I've seen this discussed somewhere on LQ about fedora not adding /sbin to the of root. You can always use the absolute pathname or add /sbin to your path.
You're right! /sbin is not in the path!
Tks everybody! Got it!
 
Old 10-17-2004, 03:29 PM   #7
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... I thought the 'whereis' command only shows the location of a program when it is in the PATH, no?

tks
 
Old 10-17-2004, 06:55 PM   #8
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Just bear in mind that the tool that does
the whereis-lookup may have a different
PATH from root, too :}

Code:
From "man whereis"
       whereis has a hard-coded path, so may not always find what
       you're looking for.


Cheers,
Tink
 
Old 10-17-2004, 07:13 PM   #9
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when you do just 'su' the paths for root don't get loaded. if you want the paths for root to be loaded use 'su -'.
 
Old 10-18-2004, 01:05 AM   #10
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Got it, megaspaz! Tks a lot!
 
  


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