Bug 245026 - If PATH environment variable set incorrectly, Sat Installer bombs with great crypticism
If PATH environment variable set incorrectly, Sat Installer bombs with great ...
Status: CLOSED WONTFIX
Product: Red Hat Satellite 5
Classification: Red Hat
Component: Installer (Show other bugs)
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All Linux
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Assigned To: Partha Aji
Brandon Perkins
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Reported: 2007-06-20 12:15 EDT by Steve Salevan
Modified: 2008-08-13 12:16 EDT (History)
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Description Steve Salevan 2007-06-20 12:15:43 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):
Satellite 500

How reproducible:
Always

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

Actual results:
Installer bombs with a cryptic error message

Expected results:
Installer exits gracefully, telling the user to fix their bash environment

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