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Old 10-08-2003, 03:29 PM   #1
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Suse 8.2 terminal issues


I'm running Suse 8.2, installed only a few days after running Redhat 9 for a few months. I'm noticing that alot of the commands I used in the terminal in Redhat don't work in Suse. For example, 'find' is different, 'locate' and 'updatedb' aren't there, and when I'm not physically logged into root (meaning at the login screen I log into any profile other than root) I can't call programs straight out of the terminal like I did in Redhat. But if I boot up into root and type kwrite or superkaramba it's all good; if I log into root through my user profile at the terminal, it doesn't work.

wHAt'S gOiN oN??

I'm assuming since Suse does alot of things differently as far as paths and whatnot, the terminal has different commands...can anyone lend a hand?

Thanks!
 
Old 10-08-2003, 03:56 PM   #2
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SuSE sets up different PATHs for root, user, and su root. Log into these things one by one and issue $PATH. Also login as root and look for your missing commands with:

find / -iname "*commandname*"

Then rearrange your various PATHs to suit your taste.


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Old 10-08-2003, 04:13 PM   #3
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Sorry I'm sort of a bewbie with terminal commands; could you possibly post an example of using the path command to change one or two of those commands back to the way they were in Redhat?
 
Old 10-08-2003, 04:35 PM   #4
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"could you possibly post an example of using the path command to change one or two of those commands back to the way they were in Redhat?"

Suppose that you find that a command is in /usr/farout and /usr/farout is not one of the directories when you echo $PATH. Then you add /usr/farout to the path with:

export PATH=$PATH:/usr/farout

If you do not want to type this command in every time that you boot or login or whatever then put the export command in /etc/profile.local which will change the path for both root and user.

I don't think that /etc/profile.local affects the su PATH. Rather than figuring that out I just use the full path name in su, i.e:
/usr/farout/command. I am sure that the su PATH can be set someplace, perhaps in YaST2 -> Security & Users. I just have never bothered to look for it. If you find it let me know.


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Old 10-09-2003, 09:23 PM   #5
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Actually, the reason locate does not work for you is that SuSE does not install it by default in 8.2

Go to YaST2 - install programs and do a search for locate - check it and install. While you are there do the same fore mc, gentoo, gkrellm, blackbox, openbox, and all the developement packages including the kernel-source.

Then go to www.user-local-bin.org and check out what they have as far as updating the GTK2 apps. Before you leave, be sure to download the mozilla 1.4 rpms (all of them) and the latest galeon (1.3.9 I think) You'll find bleeding edge AbiWord, Gimp, Gaim, etc. Pay attention to any listed dependencies - he has them there as well.

DEFINITELY do the mozillla 1.4 asap - it will take care of the ugly fonts.

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