Which rpm package provides "uuencode" and "uudecode"command?

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Environment

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8

Issue

  • Which rpm package provides uuencode and uudecode command?
  • Unable to find the sharutils package in Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 6.
  • Unable to find the sharutils package in Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 7.
  • Unable to find the sharutils package in Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 8.
  • Unable to find uuencode and uudecode command.

Resolution

  • The uuencode and uudecode command comes with sharutils package.
  • On Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4, install this package by using up2date command.
# up2date sharutils
  • On Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6, & Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 install this package by using yum command.
# yum install sharutils
  • For Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6, "sharutils" package is available through RHEL Server Optional channel.
  • For Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7, "sharutils" package is available through Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 Server - Optional channel.
  • For Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8, "sharutils" package is available through CodeReady Linux Builder repository.

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3 Comments

On RHEL6 "yum install sharutils" returns "No package sharutils available". I need uuencode on this server or an equivelant utility.

  • In Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6, "sharutils" package is available through "RHEL Server Optional" channel.

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Hi, uudecode will be avaliable in RedHat8?