[CentOS] xterm

Luciano Rocha strange at nsk.no-ip.org
Thu Jun 21 21:27:50 UTC 2007

On Thu, Jun 21, 2007 at 11:00:25PM +0200, Web and Co sprl - Patrick DERWAEL wrote:
> Hi list

> I’m in the process of switching from a RedHat EL 4 to CentOS 5, and run into
> some problems

> I’m trying to open a X session to my Centos box, and got an error message
> stating that /usr/X11R6/bin/xterm is not found. 
> Surprisingly, /usr/X11R6/bin is almost empty, as compared to my RedHat box.,
> and I am 100% sure I have selected X during the installation

/usr/X11R6 is deprecated, things have moved to /usr/bin, /usr/sbin,
/usr/lib, etc..

> Linking /bin/xterm to /usr/X11/bin/xterm allows me to start a session

xterm is now in /usr/bin/xterm. yum install xterm.

> Question: is this the right thing to do on CentOS, or is this just a
> workaround?

The right thing to do is set PATH as appropriate and then simply use
xterm. Why are you using an absolute path?

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