Bug 645

Summary: vipw in RH5.2 doesn't work by default - hard coded editor path is wrong
Product: [Retired] Red Hat Linux Reporter: aa8vb
Component: redhat-releaseAssignee: David Lawrence <dkl>
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Version: 5.2CC: aa8vb
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Last Closed: 1998-12-29 15:27:42 UTC Type: ---
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Description aa8vb 1998-12-29 14:56:29 UTC
vipw in RH5.2 is hard coded to fire up /usr/bin/vi
by default.  There is no /usr/bin/vi, so the command doesn't
work without workarounds.

vi is /bin/vi, so setting EDITOR to override the broken
default is one way around the problem.

Comment 1 Bill Nottingham 1998-12-29 15:27:59 UTC
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 120 ***