Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 245026
If PATH environment variable set incorrectly, Sat Installer bombs with great crypticism
Last modified: 2008-08-13 12:16:56 EDT
Description of problem:
If the root user's environment variables are set incorrectly so that the $PATH
variable does not point to important tools such as chkconfig and service, the
Satellite installer will eventually bomb with a cryptic error message.
In the example I saw, this crypic message was related to the database being
inaccessible from localhost, as the actual service was not started on account of
the service program not being in the $PATH.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install a clean RHEL box and munge the $PATH environment variable
2. Attempt to run the install.pl installer as you would normally
Installer bombs with a cryptic error message
Installer exits gracefully, telling the user to fix their bash environment