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Old   March 12, 2005, 00:46
Default Where can I get uudecode/uuenc
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Where can I get uudecode/uuencode for Linux?
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Old   March 14, 2005, 04:23
Default Should already be in your Linu
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Should already be in your Linux installation? I have it as

/usr/bin/uuencode

but I don't know with what package (multimedia tools?) this came.
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Old   March 14, 2005, 05:07
Default Re package for uuencode on Lin
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Re package for uuencode on Linux,
On Debian GNU/Linux it's in sharutils
(http://packages.debian.org is handy for queries like this)

On SuSE, it seems the package is also called sharutils (at least on enterprise server):
http://www.novell.com/products/linuxpackages/enterpriseserver/i386/sharutils.htm l

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Old   March 17, 2005, 01:46
Default Thanks Michael, I found the
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Thanks Michael,

I found the source here but when I tried to download it I got an error that the file cannot be read. This error shows repeatedly for other locations than this one:

http://directory.fsf.org/sharutils.html

I will appreciate any further advice,,
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Old   March 17, 2005, 04:18
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Hi Boyko,

OK, two tips.
First, for a standard tool like sharutils you shouldn't need to download source. It is much better to use the packages supplied by your Linux distribution. For example, with Debian I would type:

apt-get install sharutils

Under SuSE/Fedora/Slackware/Gentoo, there'll be a similar command. A big advantage of this is you don't have to worry about build-dependencies or other trickiness. Also, you benefit from the security process of the distribution (i.e. the maintainers will watch for vulnerabilities and update accordingly), and all you have to do is install the upgrades your maintainers recommend.

Generally you should only install-from-source software that has not been packaged for your system. Or perhaps software that you work very very closely with so you want always to have the most up-to date version and you're always following the updates and changes over time.

Now, lets say you *DO* in fact want to download the source. When I clicked on the ftp link on the page you supplied, I also got an error message. The link is apparently out of date. To find the correct link, you can go to

ftp.gnu.org

Then navigate the directories until you get to

ftp.gnu.org/gnu/sharutils

and from there I was able to download the tar.gz archives.

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