Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 74301
traceroute seems to be not there
Last modified: 2015-03-04 20:11:24 EST
Description of Problem: cannot run traceroute
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. go to terminal session
2. type 'traceroute'
3. error message 'bash: command not found'
Actual Results: nada
Expected Results: something
Additional Information: Also, clicking on the Traceroute menu item in system
tools does nothing
On my (null) system, traceroute is in /usr/sbin/traceroute, where it's been for
the last I-can't-remember-how-many Red Hat releases, and it's in the traceroute
package. Usually this isn't in the $PATH of mere mortal users (as opposed to
root) so you need to type the whole path or change your shell scripts to add
/usr/sbin to your PATH by default. FWIW, this isn't unique to Linux either (it's
true for most Unix variants I've seen).
The traceroute menu item is a different problem. I don't know what's happening
for you; for me, it runs xmtr (/usr/bin/xmtr), from the mtr-gtk package.
Well, as a 'normal' user (none root) the path where tracroute is isn't in the
PATH environment variable, but it has been like that for ages, too.
So if you try a
it should work.
Read ya, Phil