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Old 03-08-2007, 10:51 PM   #1
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Question the utility ar is not in your PATH


I get this message whenever I try to install any package:

"the utility ar is not in your PATH"

tried to 'apt-get install package' as well, but it did not find any packages.

(I previously was able to use this utility but now it's not working)

any ideas? kinda new at this and not sure how to proceed. checked the FAQ's and tutorials but found nothing that helped.

I'm running Debian 3.1, and am rather new at it. can anyone help?

cheers!

-Dan
 
Old 03-08-2007, 11:08 PM   #2
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Do you have binutils installed?
 
Old 03-09-2007, 01:26 AM   #3
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Question binutils

Not sure how to tell if binutils is installed. Tried to run from the shell 'binutils' but was returned bash: binutils: command not found

thank you for your help...

cheers!

-Dann
 
Old 03-09-2007, 03:49 AM   #4
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dpkg --list '*binutil*'|awk '/^ii/{print $2}'

Very valuable command, that, for someone who uses
debian or ubunut.

Alternatively use synaptic, dselect, aptitude and
search...


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