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Bug 645 - vipw in RH5.2 doesn't work by default - hard coded editor path is wrong
Summary: vipw in RH5.2 doesn't work by default - hard coded editor path is wrong
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 120
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: redhat-release
Version: 5.2
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: David Lawrence
QA Contact:
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 1998-12-29 14:56 UTC by aa8vb
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:37 UTC (History)
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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 1998-12-29 15:27:42 UTC

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Description aa8vb 1998-12-29 14:56:29 UTC
vipw in RH5.2 is hard coded to fire up /usr/bin/vi
by default.  There is no /usr/bin/vi, so the command doesn't
work without workarounds.

vi is /bin/vi, so setting EDITOR to override the broken
default is one way around the problem.

Comment 1 Bill Nottingham 1998-12-29 15:27:59 UTC
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 120 ***

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