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Date:      Fri, 2 Feb 2007 13:21:34 +0530
From:      Gobbledegeek <>
To:, Gobbledegeek <>
Subject:   Re: windows behaviour on installing new packages
Message-ID:  <>
In-Reply-To: <20070202060553.GA7806@fw.home>
References:  <> <20070202055729.GA7303@fw.home> <20070202060553.GA7806@fw.home>

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yes yes yes yes to  all... thanks for the tip  about the rehash and
csh  behaviour though.


On 2/2/07, Kris Maglione <> wrote:
> 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
> >>however.
> >
> >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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