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Old 04-11-2005, 09:16 PM   #1
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Missing Commands in Gentoo Install


Hello,

I am installing a fresh Gentoo 2005.0 installation. I have gotten all the way to the point of changing the root password when I realize that I do not have that command. I checked in /bin to see if it was there and it wasn't. I also checked for a couple of others, such as useradd, and they were missing as well. I didn't skip any steps in the installation process, so I don't know what went wrong. If anyone knows what I did wrong or how to fix it easily please let me know.

Thanks in advance.
 
Old 04-11-2005, 09:36 PM   #2
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are you sure you're still chrooted into /mnt/gentoo and not working from the / of whatever system you're using to install?

should be
/bin/passwd
/usr/sbin/useradd

If you still have the stage tarball you downloaded check it's md5 against the one on the download site
 
Old 04-11-2005, 09:41 PM   #3
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Unfortuantly, I am still chrooted into the correct place.
I checked the tarball before I did the install, and everything checkout okay.
I even rechecked both.
 
Old 04-12-2005, 12:08 PM   #4
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Just an update for those who stumble upon this thread for a similar problem.

Although I received no error messages in the emerge --emptytree system compilation, it did NOT compile as planned. re-emerging shadow, and -e system if needed, fixed the problem completely.
 
  


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