Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 35355
tcsh fails to access executables in /usr/local/bin
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:32:37 EDT
On both Fisher and Wolverine I am unable to launch executables placed in /usr/local/bin.
I can launch them using the full path (e.g. /usr/local/bin/my_executable), but not without that.
I can also switch to other shells (e.g. bash) and then "my_executable" will launch from anywhere.
/usr/local/bin is a part of my path, which I can clearly see by running env.
This is on PII and PIII machines.
I can't reproduce this with wolverine... I'm accessing /usr/local/bin just fine.
Can you give me more details on how to reproduce this or narrow the cases where
it fails or succeeds? is /usr/local/bin a NFS mount etc?
I have only used this with local ext2 filesystems. I'm at work right now and cannot access my home (wolverine machine).
My work machine (Fisher) is running tcsh version tcsh-6.10-2.
I can create an excecutable in /bin or /usr/bin and I can launch that exe directly (no path).
If I place that same exe in /usr/local/bin, I cannot access it normally, but it works fine with the full path.
I can also switch to bash, and execute the file.
My path is as defined by the Redhat defaults
If I open new gnome terminal, I can now use the exe. I can also use the exe changing myself to the root user.
It appears that the active terminal does not recognize the exe in /usr/local/bin, but it does recognize new exe's in /usr/bin and /bin.
I have to open a new window or change shells to find the new file.
This is much less of a problem than I previously assumed.