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Old 09-30-2011, 10:39 AM   #1
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'sudo aptitude' problem


as of recent, if I try 'sudo aptitude', packages fail to install with following error:

Code:
Preconfiguring packages ...
dpkg: warning: 'ldconfig' not found in PATH or not executable.
dpkg: warning: 'start-stop-daemon' not found in PATH or not executable.
dpkg: error: 2 expected programs not found in PATH or not executable.
Note: root's PATH should usually contain /usr/local/sbin, /usr/sbin and /sbin.
E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (2)
A package failed to install.  Trying to recover:
dpkg: warning: 'ldconfig' not found in PATH or not executable.
dpkg: warning: 'start-stop-daemon' not found in PATH or not executable.
dpkg: error: 2 expected programs not found in PATH or not executable.
Note: root's PATH should usually contain /usr/local/sbin, /usr/sbin and /sbin.
Press return to continue.
if I use 'su' and then aptitude, there is no error. what could it be?
 
Old 09-30-2011, 10:57 AM   #2
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Misconfigured sudo?

Try running something else with sudo and see if you get the same kind of PATH errors?

Last edited by cynwulf; 09-30-2011 at 10:59 AM. Reason: clarity
 
Old 09-30-2011, 11:02 AM   #3
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Your sudo PATH is messed up.

Take a look at /etc/sudoers make sure you have these lines:

Defaults env_reset
Defaults secure_path="/usr/local/sbin:/usr/local/bin:/usr/sbin:/usr/bin:/sbin:/bin"
 
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Old 09-30-2011, 03:15 PM   #4
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for some reason, the second line was missing. it works now.
thanks.
 
  


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