rc-alert: command not found

Have You tried accessing the binary with the full path?

Maybe Your $PATH variable doesn't contain the default paths? echo $PATH should give something like:

[root@server ~]# echo $PATH

If it's empty, You may set the PATH variable with this command

export PATH="/usr/local/sbin:/usr/local/bin:/sbin:/bin:/usr/sbin:/usr/bin:/root/bin"

On Debian possible default full paths are:

/usr/bin/rc-alert - from package: devscripts

You may install the required package with command apt-get install {package}
Error in other languages:
rc-alert: bevel nie gevind nie
rc-alert: comandă negăsită
rc-alert: comando não encontrado
rc-alert: commande introuvable
rc-alert: command not found
rc-alert: käsku ei ole
rc-alert: không tìm thấy lệnh
rc-alert: komanda nerasta
rc-alert: Kommando nicht gefunden.
rc-alert: kommandot finns inte
rc-alert: komut yok
rc-alert: nie znaleziono polecenia
rc-alert: níor aimsíodh an t-ordú
rc-alert: no se encontró la orden
rc-alert: no s'ha trobat l'ordre
rc-alert: opdracht niet gevonden
rc-alert: parancs nem található
rc-alert: perintah tidak ditemukan
rc-alert: príkaz nenájdený
rc-alert: příkaz nenalezen
rc-alert: команда не найдена
rc-alert: командата не е открита
rc-alert: 命令找不到
rc-alert: コマンドが見つかりません