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Old 03-19-2004, 07:08 PM   #1
JimBass
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chkconfig not found by bash, but is installed


Hello all!

I was playing with the chkconfig command at work today, and I liked the easy manipulation of start up scripts. I came home hoping to finally get a few things to start at boot, and I hit a wierd problem.

I typed chkconfig from a regular user, and my machine said,
"bash: chkconfig: command not found"
I thought I would need root permissions, so I did su and tried again, and again I received,
"bash: chkconfig: command not found".

Confused, I hit
"man chkconfig"
and the man page came up.

Google pointed me to this web page (as it does with almost every one of my linux questions), and I found it was possible that the chkconfig package wasn't installed. I downloaded chkconfig-1.3.8-1.i386.rpm, became su, and gave the command,
"rpm -i chkconfig-1.3.8-1.i386.rpm"
which gave the response,
"package chkconfig-1.3.8-1 is already installed".

so I again tried typing in chkconfig and was again given,
"bash: chkconfig: command not found"

So it is installed, but won't run -
any ideas on how to correct this will be highly apprecaiated!

Peace,
JimBass
 
Old 03-19-2004, 07:38 PM   #2
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"bash" uses the "$PATH" variable to detremine where to find executable programs.

"chkconfig" probably is in root's "$PATH" but not in your "$PATH"
and by using "su" you only get a shell with root user rights, but not
with root's environment (includung $PATH). Use "su -" to get root
rights and environment.
 
Old 03-19-2004, 07:46 PM   #3
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Good call, that was all it was!

Thanks for the help.

Peace,
JimBass
 
Old 03-19-2004, 08:30 PM   #4
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no problem
 
Old 05-09-2010, 01:32 PM   #5
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it works

thanks a lot
 
  


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