Bug 90125 - path variables not correctly set at install
Summary: path variables not correctly set at install
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: installer   
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Version: 9
Hardware: i686 Linux
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Assignee: Michael Fulbright
QA Contact: Brock Organ
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TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2003-05-02 21:34 UTC by jan
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:53 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2003-05-02 21:40:24 UTC
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Description jan 2003-05-02 21:34:33 UTC
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Description of problem:
The path variable is not correctly set/changes when using a terminal in the
"user" accound using "su" to gain root.

( im sorry if this is the wrong bug group, could not find the right one)

after loggin in to gnome or kde pick the terminal from the "redhat-start" menu.
su to a root accound.
try to run ifconfig or anything else in the /sbin/ directory.

comands can not be found.

path variable for root to /sbin/ is not set su-ing from a user account

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.log as a user ( using x)
2.start the terminal 
3.su to root
4.type <ifconfig><enter>
5.command not found ( path not found.)

Actual Results:  command not found error.

Expected Results:  ifconfig shoud have started nicely.

Additional info:

this is a low prio bug for experianced users. newbies will find this a
showstopper ( not being able to execute simple commands)

Comment 1 Jeremy Katz 2003-05-02 21:40:24 UTC
Just doing 'su' does not get you a new login environment, you need to use 'su -'
if you wish to get your environment set up with root's path, etc.

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