windows behaviour on installing new packages

Kris Maglione bsdaemon at
Fri Feb 2 06:05:55 UTC 2007

On Fri, Feb 02, 2007 at 12:57:29AM -0500, Kris Maglione wrote:
>On Fri, Feb 02, 2007 at 11:07:58AM +0530, Gobbledegeek wrote:
>>I  noticed  over the past few weeks, that  after  installing  numerous
>>packages (pkg_add  -r),  I could not execute them  (not  found). They
>>were standard  packages installed in the standard locations like
>>/usr/local/bin or sbin (already in $PATH).  Running ldconfig, logging
>>out and  logging back in did not help either.  *Rebooting*  helps
>The problem is that csh does not recheck your $PATH, but only hashes it 
>once. You can get it to rehash by running the aptly named `rehash` 
>command, or starting a new shell. ldconfig has nothing to do with 
>locating executables.

Sorry, I missed the part about logging out and back in before. In that 
case, this is a strange issue.

Have you varified that the executables exist and are executable when you 
try them? Are you sure that you've typed them correctly? Have you tried 
entering the entire paths of the executables? Are any of the executables 
scripts with initial shebang (#!) lines, and, if so, do the targets of 
the lines exist?

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