Re: Correction to installation errors of "fortune"
On Tue, May 25, 2004 at 05:45:16PM +0200, Alexander Schmehl wrote:
> * Bob Tilley (AT&T) <email@example.com> [040525 14:17]:
> > It was now located "whereis fortune" at "/usr/games/fortune".
> > "/usr/games" was added to my PATH system-variable by "PATH=
> > $PATH:/usr/games" and normal functioning of fortune resumed.
> > I've have been unable to learn the current maintainer
> > of the fortune package to inform them of this problem.
> You can get the maintainer of the package by running "apt-cache show
> $package", if you don't know, to which (installed) package a file
> belongs run "dpkg -S /path/file".
I'm the maintainer of fortune. The package with the binary is known as
> However: As far as I know, fortune has been in /usr/games as long as the
> package exists, and /usr/games was in PATH-Variable for normal users as
> long as I remember. Are you sure it isn't a knoppix related problem?
Fortune has indeed been in /usr/games/ for ages for as long as I can
remember too. It sounds like it's a problem with the path not being the
same when you're logged in as root.