Subject: Re: rc not running correctly
To: None <>
From: Mike Long <>
List: current-users
Date: 05/27/1997 20:26:05
>Date: Sat, 24 May 1997 21:24:08 -0700 (PDT)
>From: Hisashi T Fujinaka <>
>I was haphazardly replacing parts of my /etc directory (i.e. I thought I
>was doing things correctly but I didn't read any instructions or man
>pages) and now rc doesn't want to find install or syslogd or named. It
>can't find 'em and it can't start 'em. 

It looks like something is clobbering $PATH.

>Anybody have any hints for me? Also, how should you go about updating
>files in the /etc directory?

For each file $FILE that gets updated:

cd /usr/src/etc; diff -u /etc/$FILE . |less

If I don't see anything bizarre in the changes, then I update
/etc/$FILE manually.
Mike Long <>      
"Every normal man must be tempted at times to spit on his hands,
hoist the black flag, and begin slitting throats." -- H.L. Mencken