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Old 05-27-2005, 09:35 PM   #1
foxxer
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whois - command not found


Hi there !

I am desperately trying to use the whois command on Mandravia Linux 10.1

- I have it installed ( When I try installing the appropriate RPM, it says "already installed"

- When I type "whois" into my console it returns "command not found"

- I've searched the whole system for it .. nothing

- It's not in my /usr/bin/

What am I doing wrong ? Any help would be greatly appreciated.
 
Old 05-27-2005, 09:52 PM   #2
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I've never been big on RPMs. Get the tarball and compile it yourself.

http://ftp.debian.org/debian/pool/main/w/whois/

If you're stuck on the RPMs then try to freshen the RPM. It should try to put the files out again, even if the package already exists on your system.
 
Old 05-28-2005, 06:24 AM   #3
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Thanks for your reply.

1) How do I compile a tarball ? Only had Linux for 2 days now. And even IF I compile it new, it will still tell me that it's already installed, right ?

2) What is "Refreshen" an RPM ? Never heard this before. How do I do it ?

Cheers
 
Old 05-28-2005, 10:02 AM   #4
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Okay problem solved.

I tried various RPMs and one finally would install and I can use whois now


Thanks
 
Old 05-28-2005, 02:15 PM   #5
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Just for future reference the answer to your first question can be found in the LQ tutorial section. Look for the 'Tutorial' link above and it will take you there. The tutorial below describes building programs from tarballs/source.

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...ticle&artid=15
 
Old 05-28-2005, 02:31 PM   #6
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Thanks for the reply crabman

However I somehow refuse to compile standard applications. It is not user friendly.

I am well aware that compiling scripts is a nice feature when I want to develop software, but I am a normal user and I demand that there is a certain conveniency when it comes to installing the most basic applications.

In my opinion, Linux has a lot to learn in regards to "Being user friendly" when it will ever display a serious concurrency to M$. Especially since WXP.

I know you will call me n00b now, or some might tell me to re-instal Windows again, but please don't get me wrong. I'm quite an experienced user, and have for instance worked for MS in the Business Solutions support crew for 2 years, so I pretty much know my way around pooters.

But I can also say that I have grown my first grey hairs since I installed Linux two days agao


Cheers,
Fox
 
  


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