PATH problem

Jerry McAllister jerrymc at
Mon Nov 10 08:13:49 PST 2008

On Mon, Nov 10, 2008 at 12:08:05PM +0100, Albert Shih wrote:

> Hi all
> I've PATH problem with a perl package (I don't knwon anything about
> perl....).
> I run rt (3.8) under apache22 + mod_perl2 and on some p5 librairie I've got
> message like 
> Command 'dot' not found in /bin, /usr/bin at /usr/local/lib/perl5/site_perl/5.8.8/ 
> and yes «dot» is not in /bin or /usr/bin but it's in
> 	/usr/local/bin
> can I tell .... who ?(maybe www)  to try to find «dot» in /usr/local/bin

Whenever you use some command or address some file in a script or within a 
program, you should use the full path - starting with '/' so instead of 
lcalling it 'd' in the script or program, call it '/usr/local/bin/dot'

You can also explicitly add /usr/local/bin to your path and/or your
script's path.  Something like

set path=$path:/usr/local/bin
or set path=/bin:/usr/bin:/usr/local/bin:/usr/local/lib/perl5/site_perl/5.8.8/

or whatever you want the path to be.

The syntax may vary some between different shells.


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