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Old 07-06-2004, 03:11 PM   #1
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Editiing my PATH for a bash shell???

Hello all......I'm trying to add this mvl-update packages script to my bash shell like in the instructions, and I think I'm doing it wrong....could anyone help me out with this? I simply followed the directions below, but it doesn't appear to be working.....I added this line to /etc/bashrc:


Should this be enough? what am I missing? thanks!

Set your PATH to include mvl-rpm. By default, mvl-rpm is located in /opt/montavista/cge/host/bin. To update your PATH for a bash shell, complete the following steps:
Add the new path to the shell initialization script (for instance, /etc/bashrc).

Old 07-06-2004, 03:22 PM   #2
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You'll need one other step to finish things. Bas does not re-read the configuration files unless it needs to or you explicitly tell it to.

If you use a GUI like Gnome or KFE, then you'll probably have to log out, and then log back in for the changes to be completely incorporated.

If you just want to get something going "right now", then type source /etc/bashrc at a command line. Your path will be updated for that shell only. You'll need to do the logout/login thing above to flush the change to every shell you start in the future.

If that doesn't work, then there's something fubar'd in how the configuration files are set up.
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In order for bash to pick up the changes you have to start a new shell so logout and log back in.

Dark_Helmet beat me to this one.
Old 07-06-2004, 03:45 PM   #4
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Hehehe... If I beat you to it, it probably has something to do with the fact I can't spell and left off "extraneous" characters. You know, I've always felt the 'h' in 'Bash' was completely unnecessary


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