CORE GNU UTILS
Topic: CORE GNU UTILS
started by: TWILIGHT32
Posted by TWILIGHT32 on Feb. 28 2008,02:58Hello,
this is my second attempt with DSL. last time I gave up.
anyway, I did install DSL on my PC and now I am trying to install the core gnu utils. I did download usind the mydsl extensions menu option.
then I check my bin folder, the commands are still pointing to busybox.
1) why is that?
2) do I have to install it or does the mydsl extension option install it automatically after it has downloaded?
3) I even tried to install it myself, using "mydsl load ...", still when I looked at the bin directory commands using ls -l, they are still pointing to busybox....
4) does that gnu-core utils install menu option really work ?
I must also add that I have already done a hard disk install of DSL and it seems to be working. However I want to download the gnu core utils, because I want to learn how to use them.
also can someone pls let me know where can I get the documentation manual and how to install them?
the gnu core utils are in tmp/mydsl directory. How do I get them installed permanently and overwrite all the busybox commands.
Any idea anyone ?
Posted by curaga on Feb. 28 2008,06:12Did you get the .unc or the .dsl? The .unc will not work with hard drive installs, but the .dsl will.
Also, when you install .dsl and .tar.gz extensions to a HD install, they are permanent, so they do not have to be loaded on boot and you can remove them from /tmp after loading them. .uci's are not permanent, so they have to be kept around if you want to use the extension.
Posted by mikshaw on Feb. 28 2008,09:07If you're talking about coreutils.uci, that package does not *replace* the existing commands like gnu-utils.dsl does. Therefore you must either use a full path to the command you want, or add /opt/coreutils to the beginning of your PATH variable.
The first thing a user should do when running into problems with a mydsl package is to read the associated info file. This file should contain directions for anything special you may need to do beyond simply click-and-run
Posted by TWILIGHT32 on Mar. 01 2008,13:27Hi curaga,
i did download thegnu_utils .dsl file..
Posted by TWILIGHT32 on Mar. 01 2008,13:31Hi Mikshaw,
the gnu_utils.dsl.info and gnu-utils.dsl.info.i files don't have any instructions in there.
it'sjust about title
change log, history, no instructions in there.
actually that was the first thing I did check
Posted by lucky13 on Mar. 01 2008,13:45Did you download it via MyDSL browser, a regular browser, or the menu item for it? If you downloaded manually, did you run mydsl-load?
Posted by TWILIGHT32 on Mar. 02 2008,16:12Hi lucky13,
I have used MyDSL Broowser.
+ after I saw that the busybox was still there, to make sure, I did mydsl-load /tmp/mydsl/gnu-utils.dsl
and busybox is still there up to now. don't know why.... just showing you examples below for ls command:-
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 7 Aug 3 2007 ls -> busybox
ls is part of the gnu core utils , isn't it ?
Posted by mikshaw on Mar. 02 2008,16:39Busybox itself doesn't get replaced, only certain symlinks do. Also please understand that gnu-utils does not include replacements for every Busybox tool. Perhaps it did install, but the links you see are only those that were not included in gnu-utils?
Posted by curaga on Mar. 02 2008,17:50ls is not in gnu-utils IIRC. Check "find" to be sure.