On Wed, Feb 13, 2013 at 02:11:09PM +0000, Bill Oliver wrote:
On Wed, 13 Feb 2013, Ed Greshko wrote:
>On 02/13/2013 06:24 PM, Suvayu Ali wrote:
>>Installing anything is out of the question since I do not have admin
>>rights in any of these other machines.
>>I guess checking for installed packages is the only option left now.
>It is *not* out of the question. tcping doesn't need system privileges.
>Download the tcping rpm... Then....
>For example do this...
>[egreshko@meimei ~]$ rpm2cpio tcping-1.3.5-7.fc18.x86_64.rpm | cpio -idv
I guess this would work too. I wasn't aware there were no dependencies
for tcping. Since usually home directories are cross mounted on all
machines on our cluster, putting the binary in home should be fine.
I'm a little hesitant to chime in, since I screwed up last time,
that brings up a question. In reading this thread, my first thought was
"Well, if this guy wants GNU netcat, why not just download GNU netcat?"
Well, compiling my own means I need devel packages installed. They are
not always available.
Open source is the future. It sets us free.