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Old 06-18-2006, 01:54 PM   #1
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missing vital commands in etch

I have installed etch via netinstall..
but there are several commands missing... i have so far notices two of them : update-pciids and lspci..
why it's so? why aren't they included? how could I download and be sure all the core vital commands are available?
thank you.
Old 06-19-2006, 07:32 AM   #2
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# apt-get install apt-file
# apt-file update
# apt-file search lspci
# apt-get install (the package name you found with apt-file search lspci)
# apt-file search update-pciids
# apt-get install (the package name you found with apt-file search update-pciids)
Continue doing this for all other files you feel you miss.
Old 06-19-2006, 06:08 PM   #3
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did you install the standard system when you installed etch? might run tasksel and choose the standard system...maybe
Old 06-20-2006, 03:07 AM   #4
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pciutils is considered optionnal, so its not part of default install I guess.
Package: pciutils
Priority: optional
Although I've never tried this, you can check this:

Package: auto-apt
Priority: optional
Section: admin
Installed-Size: 216
Maintainer: Fumitoshi UKAI <>
Architecture: i386
Version: 0.3.20
Depends: libc6 (>= 2.3.2.ds1-4)
Recommends: apt, sudo, perl, wget, dpkg-dev
Suggests: x-terminal-emulator, libgtk-perl, build-essential
Filename: pool/main/a/auto-apt/auto-apt_0.3.20_i386.deb
Size: 45610
MD5sum: 1c04095554a0812cdaaea0a146296c8e
Description: package search by file and on-demand package installation tool
auto-apt checks the file access of programs running within its
environments, and if a program tries to access a file known to
belong in an uninstalled package, auto-apt will install that
package using apt-get. This feature requires apt and sudo to work.
It also provides simple database to search which package contains
a requesting file.

Last edited by nx5000; 06-20-2006 at 03:08 AM.
Old 06-20-2006, 04:48 AM   #5
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indeed i did not choose a standard system. I do not know what makes part of a standard system, what packages. i had already found pciutils... by accident i installed alsa-base and alsa-utils for my sound card, and apt installed at the same time pciutils, apparently it alsa needs it... so now lspci work! thank you but I am sure i miss a lot of commands.
thank you.


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