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From: Nick Dokos <nicholas.dokos@hp.com>
To: Olaf Meeuwissen <olaf.meeuwissen@avasys.jp>
Cc: Jude DaShiell <jdashiel@shellworld.net>,
	nicholas.dokos@hp.com, emacs-orgmode@gnu.org
Subject: Re: why was makefile changed to produce this?
Date: Tue, 18 Oct 2011 19:41:16 -0400	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <16904.1318981276@alphaville.americas.hpqcorp.net> (raw)
In-Reply-To: Message from Olaf Meeuwissen <olaf.meeuwissen@avasys.jp> of "Wed, 19 Oct 2011 08:14:54 +0900." <87r529ao41.fsf@avasys.jp>

Olaf Meeuwissen <olaf.meeuwissen@avasys.jp> wrote:

> > Here is a useful command that you can use on Debian and Ubuntu systems
> > in situations like this:
> >
> > $ dpkg -S makeinfo
> > texinfo: /usr/bin/makeinfo
> > octave3.2-common: /usr/share/octave/3.2.4/m/help/__makeinfo__.m
> > emacs23-common: /usr/share/emacs/23.1/lisp/textmodes/makeinfo.elc
> > texinfo: /usr/share/man/man1/makeinfo.1.gz
> 
> This only works for installed packages, though, as it searches the files
> below /var/lib/dpkg/info, IIRC.
> BTW, dpkg forwards that request to dpkg-query.
> 

Ah, you are right: it's only useful after the fact.

Nick

> > [...]
> >
> > $ goo
> > The program 'goo' is currently not installed.  To run 'goo' please ask your administrator to install the package 'goo'
> 
> In which case `apt-cache show goo` may be of help.
> 
> Hope this helps,
> -- 
> Olaf Meeuwissen, LPIC-2           FLOSS Engineer -- AVASYS CORPORATION
> FSF Associate Member #1962               Help support software freedom
>                  http://www.fsf.org/jf?referrer=1962
> 

  reply	other threads:[~2011-10-18 23:41 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 10+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2011-10-18  8:27 Jude DaShiell
2011-10-18 12:49 ` Nick Dokos
2011-10-18 23:14   ` Olaf Meeuwissen
2011-10-18 23:41     ` Nick Dokos [this message]
2011-10-19 11:26     ` Rémi Vanicat
2011-10-19 14:59       ` Nick Dokos
  -- strict thread matches above, loose matches on Subject: below --
2011-10-18  5:02 Jude DaShiell
2011-10-18  7:15 ` Michael Brand
2011-10-18  7:54   ` Jude DaShiell
2011-10-18  8:41     ` Olaf Meeuwissen

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