#1 28 Oct 2005 02:25

malrock
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Registered: 28 Oct 2005
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looking for bin files

Hi

I've just been playing with the terminal for my server - I'm running under BASH-2.05  the problem I seem to have it that I don't have all the commands in my bin directory

ex I can't run tar to extract a .tar file since I dont have the tar binary!

What I am actually trying to do is complile ffmpeg (streaming video module for gallery 2 support) but running .configure ends up with lots of errors since most of the commands I need are not available.

any place where I can get a complete bin library?

cheers

mal haskins

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#2 28 Oct 2005 18:51

Simon Sheppard
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Registered: 27 Aug 2005
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Re: looking for bin files

First question is which 'bin' directory are you looking at?

Basic Unix commands go in /bin, most linux executables go in /usr/bin and /usr/local/bin is for user compiled programs.

This contrasts with other *nixes,
e.g.
Linux
/usr/bin/perl
vs Solaris
/usr/local/bin/perl

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#3 29 Oct 2005 00:42

malrock
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Re: looking for bin files

I was looking  directly in the bin folder on my server root.

I have no usr/bin or usr/local/bin

under usr I have
usr/lib
usr/libexec
usr/share

none of these have bin files - but have items to allow me to run the sshterm etc.

downloaded the bash-2.05 files directly of the web and had a look at the package - only seems to have the basic file includes.

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#4 30 Oct 2005 18:11

Simon Sheppard
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Re: looking for bin files

Maybe an install of bash v3.0 would be the quickest fix
http://directory.fsf.org/all/bash.html

Failing that, post the distro youre running and the exact error messages

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