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Bug 378

Summary: minimal vi doesn't have /usr/bin/vi so crontab -e fails
Product: [Retired] Red Hat Linux Reporter: simon.mudd
Component: vimAssignee: David Lawrence <dkl>
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Description simon.mudd 1998-12-10 08:54:47 UTC
on a fresh install of redhat 5.2/intel

I have the following packages installed on a new 5.2 box.

[root@mail2 bin]# rpm -qa | egrep '(cron|vi)'
crontabs-1.7-3
tetex-dvilj-0.9-6
tetex-dvips-0.9-6
tetex-xdvi-0.9-6
vim-common-5.3-3
vim-minimal-5.3-3
vixie-cron-3.0.1-26

Note: when using crontab -e I get the following error:
[root@mail2 bin]# crontab -e
/bin/sh: /usr/bin/vi: No such file or directory
crontab: "/usr/bin/vi" exited with status 126
[root@mail2 bin]# rpm -ql vim-minimal
/bin/ex
/bin/rvi
/bin/rview
/bin/vi
/bin/view
[root@mail2 bin]#


Note: vi has been put in /bin, and crontab expects it in
/usr/bin

Simon

Comment 1 Jay Turner 1998-12-10 14:13:59 UTC
I need more information from you about the specific packages that you
installed besides the ones for cron and vi.  For example, did you do a
workstation install, or a custom, and if so, which packages did you
select.  In test lab I was unable to replicate your problem, as in
fresh install there was a symbolic link from /usr/bin/vi to /bin/vi.

Comment 2 Bill Nottingham 1998-12-10 15:50:59 UTC
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 120 ***