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Old 03-17-2007, 05:35 PM   #1
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Question reinstall coreutils? (tree command missing)


Just looking for a little insight. I have taken over the admin of a server (with a very active website) and there seems to be a few missing utilities (like: tree).

I would like to "re-install" the coreutils using up2date. It has a "force" option (-f). Before I try it, I would like to know if anyone has done this and was there any negative effects?

I need to make sure the server (and website) does go crazy on me!

The server is running RedHat 4 (redhat-release-4ES-4.1)

Thanks for any assistance!
 
Old 03-17-2007, 05:47 PM   #2
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Look in /var/spool/up2date and see if you don't already have a coreutils rpm there. If you do and it is the same version as reported by "rpm -q coreutils" then you should be able to just reinstall it without causing a problem.

I wouldn't really think updating coreutils to a newer version would cause a problem unless you had a specialty coreutils. For example on our RHEL 3 servers that run Oracle RAC we downloaded a coreutils designed to work with Oracle Cluster Filesystems (OCFS). Even this would only be a problem if we used those coreutils on OCFS itself on a regular basis (cp, mv and other commands) which we don't since the OCFS is used only for the database datafiles.
 
Old 03-18-2007, 04:19 PM   #3
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Thanks for the info! No special setup as far as I know, so I will go ahead and give it a try.
 
Old 03-19-2007, 12:12 PM   #4
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You know I must be slipping. I just realized you said "tree" is missing. It isn't part of coreutils on RHEL/Fedora. It is a separate package called "tree". Reinstalling coreutils won't put it in for you.
 
Old 03-19-2007, 04:15 PM   #5
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Thanks, after a few choice google.com/linux searches I was led to believe that all the text/bin/core utils were combined. I also tried: up2date -i tree with no luck. I will look around some more.

Thanks again!

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Old 03-25-2007, 09:33 PM   #6
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Cool Eureka!

Found a simple solution: http://www.centerkey.com/tree/ (my favorite kind of solution!)
 
  


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