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Child of Wonder 10-04-2007 10:41 PM

No "ping" command in 10.3
 
Does anyone know what package needs to be installed to get ping in 10.3? This is my first time using OpenSuSE and was surprised there was no "ping" with a base command line install.

Thanks

jschiwal 10-04-2007 11:39 PM

If it is similar to SuSE 10.2, it is supplied by the iputils package.

pixellany 10-05-2007 07:33 AM

Is it possible that they did not put /sbin in the normal user's PATH? Try "su -" to get root's environment.

winsnomore 10-05-2007 08:24 AM

"Is it possible that they did not put /sbin in the normal user's PATH? "


I haven't seen any distro that puts "/sbin" in user $PATH.

There is little point, you can run only a few of them without su :-)

Child of Wonder 10-05-2007 08:41 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jschiwal (Post 2913818)
If it is similar to SuSE 10.2, it is supplied by the iputils package.

That's what I needed.

Thanks!

pixellany 10-05-2007 11:03 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by winsnomore (Post 2914183)
I haven't seen any distro that puts "/sbin" in user $PATH.

Ubuntu, for starters:
Code:

sh-3.1$ echo $PATH
/usr/local/sbin:/usr/local/bin:/usr/sbin:/usr/bin:/sbin:/bin:/usr/bin/X11:/usr/games

If I try to run something and it says you must be root, I can deal with that. If it just says "command not found" that is not very user-friendly. Why not at least say something like: "we hid this command from you because we figured you might not be smart enought to use it."


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