[kde4] /sbin not included in ubuntu user's PATH environmental variable

Bug #218393 reported by Brian Murray on 2008-04-16
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
kdebase-workspace (Ubuntu)
Jonathan Riddell

Bug Description

Binary package hint: kdebase-workspace

ISO tested: KDE4 desktop amd64 20080416.1

I tried using the command ifconfig to see if I my network adapters were detected and received a message that:

Command 'ifconfig' is available in '/sbin/ifconfig'
The command could not be located because '/sbin' is not included in the PATH environmental variable.
This is most likely caused by the lack of administrative priviledges associated with your user account.

'echo $PATH' did not show '/sbin' however this is available when using an Ubuntu Live CD.

Changed in kdebase-workspace:
assignee: nobody → jr
importance: Undecided → Medium
milestone: none → ubuntu-8.04
status: New → Confirmed
Brian Murray (brian-murray) wrote :

Logging out of the KDE4 desktop session and logging back in somehow add '/sbin' to $PATH.

Steve Langasek (vorlon) on 2008-05-01
Changed in kdebase-workspace:
milestone: ubuntu-8.04 → ubuntu-8.04.1
Steve Langasek (vorlon) on 2008-06-06
Changed in kdebase-workspace:
importance: Undecided → Medium
status: New → Confirmed
assignee: nobody → jr
milestone: ubuntu-8.04.1 → none
Harald Sitter (apachelogger) wrote :

Doesn't seem to be the case in Intrepid anymore.

Changed in kdebase-workspace:
assignee: jr → nobody
status: Confirmed → Invalid
Changed in kdebase-workspace (Ubuntu Hardy):
status: Confirmed → Won't Fix
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