Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 1320
kibitz fails: does not find 'write'
Last modified: 2008-05-01 11:37:49 EDT
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.
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.
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.
The path needs to be changed in expect.
*** 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
Path changed to /usr/bin/write in tcltk-8.0.4-29.