bin/117834: chown missing from 5.5 build, ran from downloaded cds.

DJ dogzilla at
Sun Nov 4 22:30:01 PST 2007

>Number:         117834
>Category:       bin
>Synopsis:       chown missing from 5.5 build, ran from downloaded cds.
>Confidential:   no
>Severity:       serious
>Priority:       medium
>Responsible:    freebsd-bugs
>State:          open
>Class:          sw-bug
>Submitter-Id:   current-users
>Arrival-Date:   Mon Nov 05 06:30:01 UTC 2007
>Originator:     DJ
>Release:        5.5
OAZ computing
FreeBSD 5.5-RELEASE FreeBSD 5.5-RELEASE #0: Tue May 23 14:58:27 UTC 2006     root at  i386
When trying to install from ports or use "chown" to change ownership, machine reports that it cannot find command "chown".  

example from attempted transmission install:

[dexue at raptor /usr/ports/net-p2p/transmission % sudo make install
===>  Vulnerability check disabled, database not found
===>  Extracting for transmission-0.5
=> MD5 Checksum OK for Transmission-0.5.tar.gz.
=> SHA256 Checksum OK for Transmission-0.5.tar.gz.
/usr/sbin/chown: not found
*** Error code 127

Stop in /usr/ports/net-p2p/transmission.

When using whereis to find chown following is output:

[dexue at raptor /tmp % whereis -f chown
chown: /usr/share/man/man8/chown.8.gz

Attempt to install programs or attempt to change ownership on files/dirs
Install chown to /usr/sbin.
Can you supply this utility to me or tell me how to get and how to install.  I don't understand why this did not install.  Machine works fine except for this which stops nearly all installations and any ownership changes.  I can't install any ports or upgrade any applications.  Please help.


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