EeePC: Missing Utilities

A couple utilities I was surprised to see in their current state on the Eee:

  • host
  • bc

Of course, installing extra packages isn’t hard: the eeeuser wiki has fine instructions, and I’ve already installed both utilities, but I was somewhat surprised that it wasn’t there by default.

Similarly, I was surprised that when I ran ‘cal’, the date was ‘highlighted’ (in reversed font), since that doesn’t happen on my stock debian install.

One Response to “EeePC: Missing Utilities”

  1. Sebastian Says:

    In order to install bc, just dowload it from and form a console run
    $dpkg -i bc*.deb

    and voila !!