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Old 08-20-2011, 03:20 PM
Reindl Harald
 
Default Progress and advice so far

Am 20.08.2011 17:16, schrieb Michael Schwendt:
> On Sat, 20 Aug 2011 02:58:58 -0700, CW (Craig) wrote:
>
>> # rpm -q --whatprovides /usr/bin/which
>> which-2.19-5.fc12.i686
>>
>> # yum remove which
>> << snip >>
>> Remove 356 Package(s)
>>
>> Installed size: 2.1 G
>> Is this ok [y/N]: n
>> Exiting on user Command
>> Complete!
>>
>> almost impossible to not have installed since just about the whole
>> system depends upon 'which' package.
> Indirectly only. It's not many packages that require which.
> On Fedora 15:

why should anybody who knows what he is doing remove "which"?
there are thousands of shell-scripts out there which rely
on it and does nothing bad nor is it big

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Old 08-20-2011, 04:34 PM
Michael Schwendt
 
Default Progress and advice so far

On Sat, 20 Aug 2011 17:20:08 +0200, RH (Reindl) wrote:

>
>
> Am 20.08.2011 17:16, schrieb Michael Schwendt:
> > On Sat, 20 Aug 2011 02:58:58 -0700, CW (Craig) wrote:
> >
> >> # rpm -q --whatprovides /usr/bin/which
> >> which-2.19-5.fc12.i686
> >>
> >> # yum remove which
> >> << snip >>
> >> Remove 356 Package(s)
> >>
> >> Installed size: 2.1 G
> >> Is this ok [y/N]: n
> >> Exiting on user Command
> >> Complete!
> >>
> >> almost impossible to not have installed since just about the whole
> >> system depends upon 'which' package.
> > Indirectly only. It's not many packages that require which.
> > On Fedora 15:
>
> why should anybody who knows what he is doing remove "which"?

Dunno. You've come up with that idea.

Parts of this thread claimed that a minimal install was missing "which",
and all I added was the repoquery to show that only 21 packages depend
on it. And only 1 out of 21 depend on /usr/bin/which.
Package "which" is in the base comps group as well as the minimal
buildroot, but based on dependencies, it seems possible to remove it:

# rpm -e which
error: Failed dependencies:
which is needed by (installed) gstreamer-tools-0.10.34-1.fc15.x86_64
which is needed by (installed) vim-enhanced-2:7.3.138-1.fc15.x86_64
which is needed by (installed) fuse-2.8.5-5.fc15.x86_64
which is needed by (installed) xdg-utils-1.1.0-0.8.20110510.fc15.noarch
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Old 08-20-2011, 04:41 PM
suvayu ali
 
Default Progress and advice so far

On Sat, Aug 20, 2011 at 7:32 AM, Larry Brower <larry@maxqe.com> wrote:
> On 08/20/2011 12:23 AM, Joe Zeff wrote:
>> On 08/19/2011 09:56 PM, Lars Eighner wrote:
>>> Evidently linux does
>>> not have which and apropos is not extremely helpful.
>>
>> Yes it does. *Well, *my* computer has it and I don't remember doing
>> anything special to get it.
>
> Linux has which by default. The only reason I can think that you may not
> have it is if you did some sort of a minimal install and left a bunch of
> stuff out
>

$ rpm -qf /usr/bin/which
which-2.19-5.fc12.x86_64 # the fc12 only means it hasn't been rebuilt

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Old 08-20-2011, 05:26 PM
Joe Zeff
 
Default Progress and advice so far

On 08/20/2011 05:17 AM, Alan Cox wrote:
> "which" is a shell alias in bash rather than a binary somewhere. Anyway
> you can always use "find" but yes locate is a good tool.

Actually, if you check, "which" is an alias that expands to a call to
/bin/which with a set of switches that will give the most convenient
(for most people) results.
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