Dear Bit Twister:
I just didnt want to clog the newsgroup. The package is Magic. It is the
package used for IC layout. For the past 15 years, since it was originally
was developed at UC Berkeley, it was installed in /home/cad. Recently, Dr.
Edwards, of Magic hacker fame, added a ./configure script. It installs in
/usr/local with the new script. I am testing and debugging Magic with Dr.
Edwards. You can see a bit of his work at
http://bach.ece.jhu.edu/~tim/programs/magic for more information if you are
interested (and I hope you are).
I did to a 'updatedb' on the system in question, thank you for that tip,
I had forgotten about that command. I then did a 'locate -i magic.' after
that. The reason for the magic. instead of just magic is I get to see too
much info (signal to noise ratio too low). At this point it gets
interesting, in that /home/cad/bin/magic is not found with locate, but if I
go to /home/cad/bin and invoke ./magic, everything works as it did before
yesterday. This is still a bit puzzling to me as the PATH does include
/home/cad/bin at the end and everything was working fine until yesterday.
Indeed, the updatedb and locate may have something to do with this new
behavior, but so far the details are elusive.
> Only suggestion I have is to run
> then do a
> locate -i executable_name_here
> and check the results very carefully to verify that the locate
> results path is in the PATH, case counts.
> Next check the permissions on the executable.
> You may want to read http://www.catb.org/~esr/faqs/smart-questions.html
> You might use the following to see if someone else had the same
> very large faq search engine
> key words(s) in the first box
> *linux* in the Newsgroup box, pick english