HOWTO: Fix Could not find small cowfile!

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HOWTO: Fix Could not find small cowfile!

Postby RHTopics on Sun Sep 26, 2010 12:37 pm

Every so often when you bring up a terminal window, you will get the message:

cowthink: Could not find small cowfile!

What that is saying is Mint Fortune which produces the quotes is wanting to use the /usr/share/cowsay/cows/small.cow file, but it does not exist.

To provide a temporary fix until the cowsay package is updated, do the following command in a terminal window:

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sudo ln -s  /usr/share/cowsay/cows/default.cow  /usr/share/cowsay/cows/small.cow

That command will make a symbolic link from the default.cow file, which appears to be the small cow to a link file named small.cow.
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Re: HOWTO: Fix Could not find small cowfile!

Postby 23dornot23d on Fri Nov 26, 2010 9:47 pm

Works for me ...... cheers .....
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Re: HOWTO: Fix Could not find small cowfile!

Postby rtrev on Mon Nov 29, 2010 10:59 am

This cow thing was kind of cute for the first day or so, but now I just find it distracting.

Being a rolling distro, is there any problem with just removing it? Or might something come along later that depends on it, or some other package which has been removed, and will screw up the upgrade?
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Re: HOWTO: Fix Could not find small cowfile!

Postby aaleo on Mon Nov 29, 2010 11:57 am

Thank you! It works!
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