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Randy Durden
Frequent Advisor

mkfifo

I'm trying to load a backup program from cd.

The install will start, but ends up quitting.

It comes up with a mkfifo error.

Come to find out I do not have a mkfifo file in the /usr/bin directory.

Can the mkfifo file be recreated?
6 REPLIES
Richard Hepworth
Esteemed Contributor

Re: mkfifo

Hi Randy,

mkfifo is part of the core OS product so it's strange that it's missing. Best bet would be to either look at backups to see if it existed before or copy the binary from another HP-UX server if you have one.

regards,

Richard
T G Manikandan
Honored Contributor

Re: mkfifo

can you do a

which mkfifo

this is a command/binary which is part of the installation.

Randy Durden
Frequent Advisor

Re: mkfifo

that is what I thought also. I just wanted to make sure. Thanks
Randy Durden
Frequent Advisor

Re: mkfifo

the which mkfifo command brings back

no mkfifo in /usr/sbin /usr/bin /usr/ccs/bin /usr/contrib/bin /opt/mx/bin /opt/hparray/bin /opt/nettladm/bin /opt/upgrade/bin /opt/fcms/bin /opt/resmon/bin /opt/pd/bin /usr/bin/X11 /usr/contrib/bin/X11 /opt/graphics/common/bin /opt/scr/bin /opt/perf/bin //opt/perl/bin /opt/prm/bin /usr/sbin/diag/contrib /opt/wlm/bin /opt/omni/bin /opt/ignite/bin /opt/cobol/bin /opt/hpnpl//bini /usr/openv/netbackup/bin /usr/openv/volmgr/bin /usr/openv/bin /opt/sanmgr/commandview/client/sbin /opt/sanmgr/cssi/Licensing/sbin /sbin /home/root
RUET
Regular Advisor

Re: mkfifo

should be in /usr/bin, in 11.11, 11.23 and 11.31

$ which mkfifo
/usr/bin/mkfifo

and part of OS-Core.UX-CORE, really the HPUX core fileset !!!

quite strange!!!

Re: mkfifo

>Can the mkfifo file be recreated?

You're lucky, simply do:
# ln /usr/bin/mkdir /usr/bin/mkfifo