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Old 10-04-2007, 10:41 PM   #1
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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.

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Old 10-04-2007, 11:39 PM   #2
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If it is similar to SuSE 10.2, it is supplied by the iputils package.

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Old 10-05-2007, 07:33 AM   #3
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Is it possible that they did not put /sbin in the normal user's PATH? Try "su -" to get root's environment.
 
Old 10-05-2007, 08:24 AM   #4
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"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 :-)
 
Old 10-05-2007, 08:41 AM   #5
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If it is similar to SuSE 10.2, it is supplied by the iputils package.
That's what I needed.

Thanks!
 
Old 10-05-2007, 11:03 AM   #6
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I haven't seen any distro that puts "/sbin" in user $PATH.
Ubuntu, for starters:
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sh-3.1$ 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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