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: yum.singlehop.com * base: mirror.team-cymru.org * epel: ftp.osuosl.org * extras: ftp.osuosl.org * updates: mirror.team-cymru.org ================================== 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 : http://www.nog.net/~tony/warez/cowsay.shtml 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.