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bug #33384: If rm/chmod etc. are not in /bin or /usr/bin, updatedb fails

Submitted by:  James Youngman <jay>
Submitted on:  Tue 24 May 2011 12:39:37 AM UTC  
Category:  updatedb Severity:  3 - Normal
Item Group:  Test suite failure Status:  Fixed
Privacy:  Public Assigned to:  James Youngman <jay>
Originator Name:  Open/Closed:  Closed
Release:  None Fixed Release:  4.5.11

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Tue 24 May 2011 12:39:37 AM UTC, original submission:

These errors occur if various tools are not in /bin and are not in /usr/bin:

FAIL: exists1: updatedb is supposed to be silent, .../findutils-4.5.11-git/locate/testsuite/../updatedb: line 263: rm: command not found
.../findutils-4.5.11-git/locate/testsuite/../updatedb: line 312: chmod: command not found
.../findutils-4.5.11-git/locate/testsuite/../updatedb: line 313: mv: command not found

Other similar errors also occur in later tests.

It looks like this is caused by the direct assignment of PATH in pudatedb.sh. That assignment has been in the source tree since at least the initial revision we can now see:

commit c030b5ee33bbec3c93cddc3ca9ebec14c24dbe07
Author: Kevin Dalley <kevin@seti.org>
Date: Sun Feb 4 20:35:16 1996 +0000

Initial revision

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    Date Changed by Updated Field Previous Value => Replaced by
    Sat 02 Feb 2013 02:55:27 PM UTC jay Fixed ReleaseNone => 4.5.11
        Open/ClosedOpen => Closed
    Tue 24 May 2011 10:21:14 AM UTC jay StatusConfirmed => Fixed
    Tue 24 May 2011 12:39:52 AM UTC jay SummaryIf rm/chmod etc. not in /bin or /usr/bin, updatedb fails => If rm/chmod etc. are not in /bin or /usr/bin, updatedb fails

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