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Hardcoded paths (/bin/ping)

Hi, i'm getting some problems with /bin/ping hardcoded path. I workaround it but I ignore if another hardcoded paths could appears in future.

Is there some chance that do you use binaries from the generic PATH variable?

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/bin/ping?
webgrab doesnt use this path.

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Absolutely it does. Before license update. You can check yourself: run mono with --trace=ALL. I had an early "Object reference not set to an instance of an object" error. Traced it, get /bin/ping not found, copy iputils ping in /bin/ping path and then everything works.

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must be a distro thing,webgrab pings bing.com(i think) to check for a internet connection.
i just checked my nas and ping is located in /bin folder.
first i have ever seen this issue.
i wonder why its elsewhere for you?
according to what your saying if you opened a terminal and tried ping google.com it shouldnt work because it cant find the ping binary which makes no sense.
i think u have a distro problem.

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ping google.com in my distro works because the shell can found ping in my PATH, not necessarily in /bin. That's the point of my question: Could be possible that wg++ delegates the look of binaries path to PATH environment variable and not assume/hardcode a fixed path? Thanks for your fast replies. Regards.

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ok,i see what u mean now.
i will pass this along to the creator.
what linux distro are you using?

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one more quick quest.
have you tried V4.x or V5.x that use dotnet?
i assume this issue is there also?
V4.x needs dotnet 5.0 runtime libraries
V5.x needs dotnet 6.0 runtime libraries

V3.x are no longer being updated btw.

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Sounds great!! Thanks again.

I use NixOS. Is some different to other distros but introduces a lot of very interesting concepts. NixOS appart maybe you could be more interested in Nix standalone as a linux/darwin, OS agnostic, functional, package manager.

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Well, I started with V5.0, then V4, finally go back to V3. But I have the same crash in the three. Finally I solved it in version 3 so I can assume that was same problem in all of them (not tested). I also stay in V3 because I encounter V5 and V4 distribution tar.gz some way incomplete (but because i;m not familiar with sw yet).

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talked to the creator,

private static bool IsConnectedToInternet()
{
string host = "bing.com";
bool result = false;
Ping p = new();
try
{
PingReply reply = p.Send(host, 3000);
if (reply.Status == IPStatus.Success)
return true;
}
catch { }
return result;
}

as u can see the code just calls the ping request.
i am guessing its mono searching for the ping binary in the /bin directory?
best suggestion i can think of is add a symbolic link for it.
as i mentioned above this issue has never been mentioned before and from other linux users.

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Hi thanks for your in-deep reply. It is clear that the fault is upstream. In any case i get finally to make it work running NixOs and also I developed a module to configure it as a service. I will debug it during some time and share here for Linux users who wants to use Nix Package Manager.

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