/sbin not in path in su?

Matthias Blankertz matthias at blankertz.homeip.net
Tue Dec 16 16:16:19 UTC 2003


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Am Dienstag 16 Dezember 2003 17:11 schrieb Mike Evans:
> Sorry if this has been covered... I'm new to the list and the search
> function in the archives is non-op.  After a brand new install of Fedora
> Core 1 on my Thinkpad R40, I was trying to compile some drivers and
> noticed that all the errors and warnings that cropped up were related to
> the script not being able to find "ifconfig"
>
> Since ifconfig is in /sbin and I was su, why wouldn't /sbin be in my
> PATH?  I'm not only confused about that, but how to remedy the
> situation.  Thanks for the help.
>
> Mike
>
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If you switch to root from another user account with su then the enviroment 
variables (including /sbin and /usr/sbin in PATH) of root are not set, which 
means you can fix the problem by either logging in as root directely or by 
executing 'export PATH=$PATH:/sbin:/usr/sbin'.

Matthias
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