Re: Missing files

From: Stephen Isard (
Date: Tue Jun 11 2002 - 15:06:52 CEST

Balogh Jozsef wrote:

> I
> noticed that a lot of commands/utilities (ee, alias, and
> some program gave dialog:not found message) are missing.

Mulinux doesn't have all of the commands/utilities that you will find in
a full linux distribution from RedHat, Debian, Suse, Mandrake, etc..
Some programs that aren't in the basic mulinux.tgz can be found in the
various addons, SRV.tgz, WKS.tgz, etc. If you want some particular
missing utility, you can often find a mu-friendly version in an older
RedHat, Debian, etc. distribution. You need an older distribution
because mu is based on libc5, while newer linuxes use libc6.
Distributions from 1998-9 or earlier will often do, e.g., RedHat 5.x.
Of course you can also try to compile programs for yourself, either with
mu's gcc or with a libc5 compatibility package on a libc6 machine, but
it may require some patience and/or hunting down missing libraries and
include files.

If you want everything that you find in a full distribution then you
need a full distribution.

Btw, the 'alias' command, when it is present, is part of the shell. The
ash shell that mulinux comes with doesn't have the command. However you
can get roughly the same effect by defining functions. E.g., instead of
alias lsa="ls -a"
you can write
ls -a

Stephen Isard

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