Knoppix is missing the patch command

Chris Staub chris at
Tue Dec 15 21:34:46 PST 2009

On 12/15/2009 11:54 PM, Jonathan Wilkes wrote:
> Hello,
>       I'm using the Knoppix live cd v. 6.2 and reading LFS v. 6.5.  I've
> made it all the way to level II.5, and now I'm on pass 2 of GCC (5.10.1) and
> now Knoppix is telling me the "patch" command is not found.
> Is there any way to install a package like "patch" when using a live cd?  Or
> some workaround other than installing a distro to my harddrive?  I'm using
> Knoppix because it was suggested on the lfs faq at:
> I tried googling for any hints, and checking the archives for this list,
> but I'm new to linux so I'm a bit unsure what I'm searching for.  Any hints
> would be greatly appreciated.
> Thanks,
> Jonathan
I believe you can install extra stuff while using a livecd - just use 
whatever its package manager installation commands are (I believe 
Knoppix is based on Debian so you should just be able to use apt-get) - 
of course you'd have to install the package(s) again should you reboot...

More information about the lfs-support mailing list