Bug 19961

Summary: Traceroute returns command not found error
Product: [Retired] Red Hat Linux Reporter: Rocky Pope <rapope>
Component: tracerouteAssignee: Crutcher Dunnavant <crutcher>
Status: CLOSED NOTABUG QA Contact: Aaron Brown <abrown>
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Description Rocky Pope 2000-10-28 18:42:38 UTC
I cannot seem to get traceroute to run, as it returns a command not found
error message.  I have tried running it from /usr/sbin directory (logged in
as root), also with no success.

It does appear in the /usr/sbin directory though.

According to RPM, it is in fact installed.  The version number is 1.4a5,
release 23.

Any ideas?


Rocky Pope

Comment 1 Rocky Pope 2000-10-28 19:00:25 UTC
The Linux newbie I am, I did not try running traceroute as /usr/sbin/traceroute
www.anyplace.com.  When I ran the command that way, it ran.  If I manually
switched to /usr/sbin (cd /usr/sbin) and ran traceroute from that directory, it
did not run.

Comment 2 Ignacio Vazquez-Abrams 2000-10-30 21:43:15 UTC
For security reasons, the current directory is not automatically added to the
path. Changing to /usr/sbin and running ./traceroute would have worked as well.