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I am trying to run a program in /usr/local/bin/ called runserver.

/usr/local/bin is in $PATH...

echo $PATH /usr/lib/lightdm/lightdm:/usr/local/sbin:/usr/local/bin:/usr/sbin:/usr/bin:/sbin:/bin:/usr/games:/usr/local/games

I am referencing the right program...

which runserver /usr/local/bin/runserver

Yet when I try to execute runserver I get error that bash is trying to execute runserver in /usr/bin

runserver bash: /usr/bin/runserver: No such file or directory

What am I missing?

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Can you post the contents of /usr/local/bin/runserver? – i08in Apr 28 '14 at 17:04
I stripped it down to something really simple... cd /www – Jack Apr 28 '14 at 17:06
Does the binary have the executable bit set (chmod +x file, I believe you otherwise get a permission denied error but I'm not sure)? Also, are you running a 64-bit OS and trying to execute a 32-bit binary? In this case you should install the 32-bit libraries (apt-get install ia32-libs). – Louis Matthijssen Apr 28 '14 at 17:06
What do you get when you specifically run /usr/local/bin/runserver? – i08in Apr 28 '14 at 17:07
Can you just rehash your shell? hash -r for bash. – choroba Apr 28 '14 at 17:24
up vote 6 down vote accepted

Your shell probably remembers an old file that doesn't exist anymore. Try rehashing:

hash -r
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Is the program executable? Try to do this first:

sudo chmod +x /usr/bin/runserver
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There is no file in /usr/bin/runserver. The file is located in /usr/local/bin/runserver. – i08in Apr 28 '14 at 17:05

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