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Old 06-30-2010, 06:40 PM   #1
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No such file or directory


I copied g95 executable under /usr/bin which is clearly in my PATH. When I type g95, it says "bash: /home/username/bin/g95: No such file or directory". Why doesn't it look for somewhere else that is in my PATH?
 
Old 06-30-2010, 06:52 PM   #2
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EDIT: Sorry, disregard my post previous post. Obviously it's got nothing to do with your problem. I answered without reading it properly.

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Old 06-30-2010, 08:02 PM   #3
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It's possible that '/home/username/bin/g95' is hard-coded in the g95 binary. If it is, this might do the trick:

cd /home/username/bin
ln -s /usr/bin/g95 g95

This will create a soft-link in the /home/username/bin directory to the g95 binary installed in the /usr/bin directory.

Now, try to run g95 and see if this did the trick.

Good luck.

Shahriar.
 
Old 06-30-2010, 08:52 PM   #4
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Your shell might have hashed the location of the file and so could be expecting to find it in its original position.
'hash' is a bash builtin. As the shell finds commands along the search path it remembers the found location in an internal hash table. The next time you enter a command the shell uses the value in its hash table instead of searching the path again.
Code:
# To see your 'hash' table:-
hash

# If 'g95' is on the hash table you can remove it with:-
hash -d g95
 
Old 06-30-2010, 11:43 PM   #5
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Originally Posted by shahkent View Post
It's possible that '/home/username/bin/g95' is hard-coded in the g95 binary. If it is, this might do the trick:

cd /home/username/bin
ln -s /usr/bin/g95 g95

This will create a soft-link in the /home/username/bin directory to the g95 binary installed in the /usr/bin directory.

Now, try to run g95 and see if this did the trick.

Good luck.

Shahriar.
I guess I didn't give it an absolute path when I created the g95 link. Maybe that's why the link was highlighted red. Thanks
 
Old 07-01-2010, 03:37 PM   #6
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I guess I didn't give it an absolute path when I created the g95 link. Maybe that's why the link was highlighted red. Thanks
Yep. That's it exactly.
 
  


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