[Solved] Error: Command line calculator ‘bc’ not found!

I got an error related to “bc” the command-line calculator while executing the MySQL tuning script. The fix was also simple 🙂

Error details

Error: Command line calculator 'bc' not found!

The “bc” is the command-line calculator for Linux. You can simply do calculations through your command-line.

bc is a language to supports arbitrary precision numbers with interactive execution of statements. It starts by processing code from all the files listed on the command line in the order. After all files have been processed, it will start reading from the standard input. All code is executed as it is read.

See some example here:

bc <<< 10*25
bc <<< 10-25


The solution is quite simple, install the utility ‘bc’ using YUM

yum install bc

That’s it 🙂

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Arunlal Ashok

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