Bug 1320 - kibitz fails: does not find 'write'
Summary: kibitz fails: does not find 'write'
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: tcltk
Version: 5.2
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Jens Petersen
QA Contact:
: 2026 (view as bug list)
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 1999-02-24 20:23 UTC by benno
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:37 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 1999-04-08 20:26:37 UTC

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Description benno 1999-02-24 20:23:49 UTC
kibitz fails because it can not execute /bin/write
which on redhat lives in /usr/bin/write
please fix the path in the kibitz executable.


Comment 1 David Lawrence 1999-02-25 21:12:59 UTC
I have verified this behaviour in our test lab. The path to the write
executable is indeed incorrect.
This has been assigned to a developer.

Comment 2 David Lawrence 1999-02-25 21:14:59 UTC
kibitz belongs to the expect package while the write executable
belongs to util-linux so therefore I hasve assigned it to the owner of
the util-linux package.

Comment 3 Jeff Johnson 1999-03-18 15:12:59 UTC
The path needs to be changed in expect.

Comment 4 Jeff Johnson 1999-04-07 18:11:59 UTC
*** Bug 2026 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

The kibitz script, which is a part of expect, has the path
to the write program hard-coded as /bin/write.  write is
actually found in /usr/bin/write, so kibitz breaks unless
/usr/bin/write is symlinked to /bin/write (or the script
is changed).  Using expect-5.26-20 and util-linux-2.8-11,
kibitz prints "sh: /bin/write: no such file or directory".
(I'm submitting this as a util-linux bug, though it's
really an expect bug, because there is no category for
expect bugs.)

Comment 5 Jeff Johnson 1999-04-08 20:26:59 UTC
Path changed to /usr/bin/write in tcltk-8.0.4-29.

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