The cow says…

I went to install figlet, a UNIX ASCII banner generator, on dustpuppy.  The obvious “yum install figlet” got me nowhere, so I decided to search the yum repos for it:

(dustpuppy) $ yum search figlet
Loaded plugins: fastestmirror
Loading mirror speeds from cached hostfile
 * addons:
 * base:
 * epel:
 * extras:
 * updates:
================================== Matched: figlet ===================================
cowsay.noarch : Configurable speaking/thinking cow

WTF?  Naturally, I had to get more info:

(dustpuppy) $ yum info cowsay
Loaded plugins: fastestmirror
Available Packages
Name       : cowsay
Arch       : noarch
Version    : 3.03
Release    : 4.el5
Size       : 22 k
Repo       : epel
Summary    : Configurable speaking/thinking cow
URL        :
License    : Artistic or GPL
Description: cowsay is a configurable talking cow, written in Perl.  It operates
 : much as the figlet program does, and it written in the same spirit
 : of silliness.
 : It generates ASCII pictures of a cow with a message. It can also generate           
 : pictures of other animals.

Sadly, I can’t install it right now since /usr is mounted r/o due to filesystem damage.  But it’s so getting installed at next reboot.



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