I have two systems both running RHEL 6.8, each was cloned from the same template but the salt401 system is having a strange issue, the service command does not return anything. I have tried a few different service commands but no results.

I have tested as different users using sudo but same result. I compared the .bash_profiles but they are the same.

For this example I do know that the ssh daemon is running since I can ssh to the system.

[root@salt401 ~]# service sshd status
[root@salt401 ~]#

[root@salt404 ~]# service sshd status
openssh-daemon (pid  2260) is running...
[root@salt404 ~]#

How do I get the service command to output results?


Have you tried reinstalling the package containing /bin/env?

# yum reinstall `rpm -qf /bin/env`

You can also check redhat's customer portal.

In addition to reinstalling /bin/env, initscripts also needs to be reinstalled.

# yum reinstall initscripts
  • Package has been reinstalled but same issue. – SpruceTips Jan 12 '17 at 16:41
  • @SpruceTips as mentioned in the above link, if you run "/etc/init.d/sshd status" do you get any output? – blametheadmin Jan 12 '17 at 20:11
  • this command works [root@dnvusalt401 ~]# /etc/init.d/sshd status openssh-daemon (pid 1928) is running... – SpruceTips Jan 16 '17 at 16:28

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