5 Replies Latest reply: Aug 1, 2013 3:29 AM by user9326981 RSS

    What package to install to enable sar

    user9326981

      Hi,

       

      What package contains the sar commands? It is not installed now and I can't seem to find the name of the package containing its binaries.

       

      Much appreciated.

       

      Edmond

        • 1. Re: What package to install to enable sar
          Cindys-Oracle

          Hi Edmond,

           

          A simple name like sar is actually a detriment in a pkg search (pkg search -r *sar*) and there is probably a way to constrain a pkg search but I don't know how to do that. Its too much to sort through.

           

          A peak at the sar.1 man page tells me that it is system/accounting/legacy-accounting. You can always review the man pages on docs.oracle.com to

          find the pkg names but I can't guarantee that they're all listed.

           

          Thanks, Cindy

          • 2. Re: What package to install to enable sar
            Glynn Foster-Oracle

            One way you could do a more specific search would be to do the following:

             

            # pkg search '/usr/bin/sar'

             

            if you think the binary could be installed in /usr/bin (otherwise try another path location). You could filter the output to be only interested in package names by using:

             

            # pkg search -o pkg.name '/usr/bin/sar'

             

            Now, to see what type of file it's matching, we could use:

             

            # pkg search -o pkg.name,action.name,action.key '/usr/bin/sar'

            PKG.NAME                             ACTION.NAME        ACTION.KEY

            system/accounting/legacy-accounting  link               /usr/bin/sar

             

            So it tells me it's a link. Let's see where that links to:

             

            # pkg contents -r -a path=usr/bin/sar -o action.name,path,target system/accounting/legacy-accounting

            ACTION.NAME PATH             TARGET

            link        usr/bin/sar      ../sbin/sar

             

            In IPS, there's a few different ways to construct queries and searches through pkg contents and pkg search.

            • 3. Re: What package to install to enable sar
              user9326981

              Hi all,

               

              Thank you for your very helpful input. Exactly what I needed.

               

              Thanks again.

              • 4. Re: What package to install to enable sar
                NorbertB

                Hi Edmond,

                Though the question is already answered (thread to be marked yet), here is a "Think simple" solution:

                Launch the Package Manager:

                (System --> Administration --> Package Manager) or call /usr/bin/packagemanager (as root).

                Type "sar" in the search field and search. Like me, you'll probably get a single entry.

                 

                Norbert

                • 5. Re: What package to install to enable sar
                  user9326981

                  Hi,

                   

                  Thanks for the tip, but we're a zero GUI shop. Only command line.

                   

                  Thanks.

                   

                  Edmond