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Old 02-15-2002, 04:40 PM   #1
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Question Slackware 8 - no ifconfig or netconfig


I just completed a recent install of Linux. After an initial install, I repartioned and reformated the hard drive and reinstalled Linux. During the first installation I answered all of the networking questions. When I ran setup during the reinstall, it did not prompt me for any network information.

There is no ifconfig, netconfig, telnet, etc. files.

I have searched through the docs and the whole distro disk as well as the forums.

Can anyone tell me where to find the config files?
I can find telnet.

Thanks
 
Old 02-15-2002, 05:01 PM   #2
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ifconfig is in the net-tools package.
netconfig is in the pump package.
telnet is rubbish.
 
Old 02-15-2002, 06:10 PM   #3
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Thanks -

I found net-tools but have had no luck finding
pump. ifconfig is what I really need though.

I am aware of the security problems associated with telnet - I plan to use ssh.
 
Old 02-16-2002, 05:46 AM   #4
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You might just want to install the majority of the N series. It seems like you have a good chunk missing. Netconfig is simply a script. I could mail it to you as an attachment if you want.

Cheers,

Finegan
 
Old 02-19-2002, 08:28 AM   #5
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Finegan -

Thank you. I am aware that netconfig is a script.
I probably could have recreated it in the time I spent looking for it If you could e-mail it,
I would be extremely appreciative.

I installed ALL of the N series - even reinstalled it to make sure I didn't forget anything.
 
Old 02-19-2002, 10:34 AM   #6
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you can try typing setup at the command line and it will give the menu you used to install with.
 
Old 02-19-2002, 03:55 PM   #7
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boblucci -

Thanks, but I used setup when I reinstalled the N series - I selected every package.

I am also not able to use "Configure" from the setup menu.
 
Old 02-19-2002, 05:09 PM   #8
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Ifconfig missing is kinda scary. It doesn't appear with 'locate' 'which' or 'find'?

I just nose'd through all of the packages in the alphabetic slakware directory and couldn't find a thing that the net-tools kids from N would be dependant on unless for some bizarre reason you left out important parts of A or AP, but Slack will whine if you try and do that.

I dunno man, this is a new one to me.

Luck,

Finegan
 
Old 02-20-2002, 03:17 PM   #9
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Thanks to all.

I reformatted and reinstalled for a third time and everything is working fine.
 
  


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