Bug 9512 - shutdown command not working
Summary: shutdown command not working
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Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: util-linux   
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Version: 6.1
Hardware: i386 Linux
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Assignee: Cristian Gafton
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Reported: 2000-02-17 04:34 UTC by Ken Smith
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:37 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2000-02-17 15:21:50 UTC
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Description Ken Smith 2000-02-17 04:34:59 UTC
I get the following message when I try to reboot either by telnet or
locally from keyboard. I am using the Std. RH6.1 Server installation. Also
I am not using apache or samba as both boxes are used as DNS and
Sendmail Servers only. I get same results on both boxes. The third box has
Gnome & Apache installed and it works correctly also when I env all 3 box's
the path statement is the same. None of the 3 boxes have a path to /sbin
were shutdown is located.

[root@ns /]# shutdown -r now
bash: shutdown: command not found
[root@ns /]#

Comment 1 Cristian Gafton 2000-02-17 15:21:59 UTC
/sbin is in the normal root path. unless you are on a su session and you did not
ask su to give you the root login environment.

Comment 2 Ken Smith 2000-02-17 16:00:59 UTC
As you can see from the example I have su to root and then cd /
Is this what you mean ask su to give root login environment.
If not please spell out step by step how to get there.

It still doesn't work and /sbin is not listed in the Path Statement when I type

I just tried this with a new box and a clean Server Install of 6.1 And I get
same results as I reported above on the bugreport.

Ken Smith

Comment 3 Dale Lovelace 2000-03-05 15:39:59 UTC
Try this handy command when you su "su -"
Don't forget the dash!

  Have fun!

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