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Bug 1320 - kibitz fails: does not find 'write'
kibitz fails: does not find 'write'
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: tcltk (Show other bugs)
All Linux
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Assigned To: Jens Petersen
: 2026 (view as bug list)
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Reported: 1999-02-24 15:23 EST by benno
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:37 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 1999-04-08 16:26:37 EDT
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Description benno 1999-02-24 15:23:49 EST
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 16:12:59 EST
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 16:14:59 EST
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 10:12:59 EST
The path needs to be changed in expect.
Comment 4 Jeff Johnson 1999-04-07 14:11:59 EDT
*** 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 16:26:59 EDT
Path changed to /usr/bin/write in tcltk-8.0.4-29.

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