[debian at fr] missing LAN tools

Fox Mulder Quakeman1 at gmx.net
Sun Sep 21 20:08:58 CEST 2008

In my debian installation were no ping, traceroute and nslookup
preinstalled. Everything needs to be installed after installation like
many other nice things.
I would suggest that you take a look at your resolv.conf because it
seems that your name resolving doesn't work.
Try adding a working dns and test it again.


Christian Weßel wrote:
> Hello,
> I have installed Debian successfull on my FR. Now I try to install
> further SW.
> But I get allways 
>> debian-gta02:/# apt-get install tangogps
>> Reading package lists... Done
>> Building dependency tree        
>> Reading state information... Done
>> Recommended packages:
>>   gpsd
>> The following NEW packages will be installed:
>>   tangogps
>> 0 upgraded, 1 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
>> Need to get 111kB of archives.
>> After this operation, 377kB of additional disk space will be used.
>> Err http://ftp2.de.debian.org unstable/main tangogps 0.9.3-1
>>   Temporary failure resolving 'ftp2.de.debian.org'
>> Failed to fetch http://ftp2.de.debian.org/debian/pool/main/t/tangogps/tangogps_0.9.3-1_armel.deb  Temporary failure resolving 'ftp2.de.debian.org'
>> E: Unable to fetch some archives, maybe run apt-get update or try with --fix-missing?
> I checked my FW (iptables) but it looks like before.
> Then I tried to ping my DNS server address and I tried to resolve a DNS name. Both occured the same message:
>> debian-gta02:/# ping
>> -bash: ping: command not found
>> debian-gta02:/# nslookup ftp2.de.debian.org
>> -bash: nslookup: command not found
> Are there no network tools (ping, nslookup, traceroute, etc.) installed?
>> debian-gta02:/# find /|grep nslookup
> ... results nothing.
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