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#1 2018-11-15 13:49:13

Tom B
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[SOLVED] Cannot find package containing ping6

I'm trying to install the ping6 utility and it is very difficult to find the package which I need to install.

1) It's not mentioned on the IPv6 wiki page ( https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/IPv6 )
2) pacman -Fo /usr/bin/ping6 gives no results
3) pacman -Fo /usr/sbin/ping6 gives no results
4) pacman -Fs ping6 gives only extra/bash-completion 2.8-1
5) Googling "arch linux install ping6", "ping6 arch linux" and various combinations give no results that tell me the required package name
6) There is no AUR package called ping6, though I'd expect this utility to be in the official repositories

My questions are: Firstly, why don't the pacman commands above tell me which package is required? Secondly, why is it so difficult to find this utility? It's mentioned on several wiki pages (e.g. the IPv6 page) but there is no documentation about how to install it.

Which package is it that I am missing?

Last edited by Tom B (2018-11-15 14:01:46)

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#2 2018-11-15 13:53:32

hcjl
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Re: [SOLVED] Cannot find package containing ping6

ping works with IPv4 and IPv6 addresses. Why do you need an additional ping utility?

Last edited by hcjl (2018-11-15 13:54:41)

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#3 2018-11-15 14:01:23

Tom B
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Re: [SOLVED] Cannot find package containing ping6

I hadn't realised ping supported both. I'm used to using RHEL/CentOS which uses the ping6 command in the relevant documentation and was trying to find the same program for arch.

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#4 2018-11-15 14:06:21

WorMzy
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Re: [SOLVED] Cannot find package containing ping6

ping6 went away 3 and a half years ago: https://github.com/iputils/iputils/comm … a72b6af61d

If there are still references to it on the Arch wiki, feel free to fix them up.


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