paul at city-fan.org
Sun Jul 31 17:12:31 UTC 2005
On Sun, 2005-07-31 at 12:38 -0400, Colleen Beamer wrote:
> Hi All,
> I'm having to send this from Windows hell, but I can't do anything in
> my Linux environment.
> I can log in, but every time I issue a command, I get told that it's
> not found. For instance, when I ran startx, it couldn't find the
> command. When I ran ls, it couldn't find the command. I even tried
> entering a path to the command, like /usr/bin/ls and /bin/ls, but to
> no avail.
> Yesterday, I did a couple of things on the computer and don't know if
> that had anything to do with my problem.
> First, I wanted to install my krecipes program which I retrieved via
> svn. When I tried to do that, I got told that for the present kde
> used unsermake instead of the gnu make utility. So, I installed
> unsermake and then did the "export PATH" thing to be able to use
> unsermake from where it was insalled. No perceivable problems after
> doing this.
> Then, I did a yum update which installed a number of new KDE packages
> from the updates-released repository.
> Today, I added a program which I installed via tarball and edited my
> .bash profile to make the permanent addition to my path. Then, I
> rebooted and now, no commands will work.
> Any ideas what is going on here and what I have to do to fix it?
Sounds like your PATH is screwed up.
What did you put in your .bash profile?
Paul Howarth <paul at city-fan.org>
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