Bug 124311 - sensors-detect wrong path for i2cdetect program
sensors-detect wrong path for i2cdetect program
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: lm_sensors (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Phil Knirsch
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Reported: 2004-05-25 12:03 EDT by Adam Bowns
Modified: 2015-03-04 20:13 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2004-07-06 06:30:23 EDT
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Description Adam Bowns 2004-05-25 12:03:34 EDT
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Description of problem:
/usr/sbin/sensors-detect contains the wrong path to the i2cdetect
program, thus producing

"Can't exec "i2cdetect": No such file or directory at
/usr/sbin/sensors-detect line 4052, <STDIN> line 9.
Couldn't find i2cdetect program!! at /usr/sbin/sensors-detect line
4052, <STDIN> line 9."

errors every time the program is called.

To fix this you need to change all references to i2cdetect with
/usr/sbin/i2cdetect and it works fine.

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. execute /usr/sbin/sensors-detect
2. follow on screen prompts

Actual Results:  "Can't exec "i2cdetect": No such file or directory at
/usr/sbin/sensors-detect line 4052, <STDIN> line 9.
Couldn't find i2cdetect program!! at /usr/sbin/sensors-detect line
4052, <STDIN> line 9."

Expected Results:  should have used correct path and the program would
have been found.

Additional info:
Comment 1 Phil Knirsch 2004-07-02 10:36:32 EDT
Did you run sensors-detect as root?

If not, then /usr/sbin is most likely not in your search patch and
i2cdetect won't be found.

Read ya, Phil
Comment 2 Adam Bowns 2004-07-04 20:42:29 EDT
I did run the script as root, AFAIK /usr/sbin/ is not a default search
path for root either... try for yourself if you don't believe me :-)
Comment 3 Kostas Georgiou 2004-07-06 06:25:49 EDT
You need su - to get /sbin/,/usr/sbin/ in your PATH. 
Comment 4 Phil Knirsch 2004-07-06 06:30:23 EDT
Jep, i just tried, a "real" root login has this default PATH variable
in the current rawhide tree:


And that contains /usr/sbin, so i guess you are using su without the -
(which is a very bad idea in general btw. ;-).

Read ya, Phil

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