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Unable to Install mkpasswd on CentOS 6.4

November 3, 2013 Andy 0

I was surprised to find the mkpasswd utility missing from my new installation of CentOS 6.4. Yum has a feature called whatprovides, which can be used to find out which installable package provides some feature, utility or file. The below demonstrates its use. You just need to prefix ‘*/’ to the utility name that your searching for. [root@server ~]# yum whatprovides */mkpasswd Loaded plugins: fastestmirror Loading mirror speeds from cached hostfile base/filelists_db | 5.9 MB 00:00 extras/filelists_db | 10 kB 00:00 updates/filelists_db | 2.8 MB 00:00 expect-5.44.1.15-4.el6.x86_64 : A program-script interaction and testing utility Repo : base Matched from: Filename […]