After doing minimal installation of CentOS 6.3 server ,we were not able to do scp from my client machine to CentOS server.It was simply showing the error – “scp command not found”. This thing has happened earlier when we have used the CentOS 6.
When it was occur last time with us in CentOS 6.0 it was due to Env set in /etc/profile.
Now today we got the error because of some other Reason.
To solve the problem. Install the openssh-clients packages in CentOS server.
Use the below command.
yum install openssh-clients
linux@tuxworld:/tmp$ scp test firstname.lastname@example.org:~ email@example.com's password: bash: scp: command not found lost connection linux@tuxworld:/tmp$
You may be wondering how we get the conclusion to install only openssh-clients package in the system.
The answer is very simple, in Red Hat/CentOS we can search the package which provides the particular command. For more information on this, read our post yum : how to find rpm package which has certain command or file
Here we will search for the package which provides the command ‘scp’.
yum whatprovides "*/scp"
In below output, we can find that /usr/bin/scp is associated with package called ‘openssh-clients’ and hence we only install this package.
[root@centos-linuxworld ~]# yum whatprovides "*/scp" Loaded plugins: fastestmirror base | 3.6 kB 00:00:00 epel/x86_64/metalink | 14 kB 00:00:00 epel | 4.3 kB 00:00:00 extras | 3.4 kB 00:00:00 mariadb | 2.9 kB 00:00:00 updates | 3.4 kB 00:00:00 (1/2): epel/x86_64/primary_db | 4.5 MB 00:00:00 (2/2): epel/x86_64/updateinfo | 733 kB 00:00:02 Loading mirror speeds from cached hostfile * base: ftp.osuosl.org * epel: fedora-epel.mirrors.tds.net * extras: ftp.osuosl.org * updates: ftp.osuosl.org epel/x86_64/filelists_db | 7.5 MB 00:00:00 extras/7/x86_64/filelists_db | 423 kB 00:00:00 mariadb/filelists_db | 73 kB 00:00:00 updates/7/x86_64/filelists_db | 1.5 MB 00:00:00 1:bash-completion-extras-2.1-11.el7.noarch : Additional programmable completions for Bash Repo : epel Matched from: Filename : /usr/share/bash-completion/completions/scp openssh-clients-6.6.1p1-31.el7.x86_64 : An open source SSH client applications Repo : base Matched from: Filename : /usr/bin/scp openssh-clients-6.6.1p1-33.el7_3.x86_64 : An open source SSH client applications Repo : updates Matched from: Filename : /usr/bin/scp rubygem-net-scp-1.2.1-1.el7.noarch : A pure Ruby implementation of the SCP client protocol Repo : epel Matched from: Filename : /usr/share/gems/gems/net-scp-1.2.1/lib/net/scp openssh-clients-6.6.1p1-25.el7_2.x86_64 : An open source SSH client applications Repo : @updates Matched from: Filename : /usr/bin/scp [root@centos-linuxworld ~]#