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From: Nick Dokos <nicholas.dokos@hp.com>
To: Jude DaShiell <jdashiel@shellworld.net>
Cc: nicholas.dokos@hp.com, emacs-orgmode@gnu.org
Subject: Re: why was makefile changed to produce this?
Date: Tue, 18 Oct 2011 08:49:17 -0400	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <22774.1318942157@alphaville.dokosmarshall.org> (raw)
In-Reply-To: Message from Jude DaShiell <jdashiel@shellworld.net> of "Tue, 18 Oct 2011 04:27:41 EDT." <alpine.BSF.2.00.1110180423070.11520@freire1.furyyjbeyq.arg>

Jude DaShiell <jdashiel@shellworld.net> wrote:

> My bad, I was missing texinfo package and thought that had already been 
> installed.  Once that got installed, everything works as well as it did 
> earlier this year.  If I knew what path that error took, I'd write what 
> might be a better error message for it asking for the texinfo package to 
> be installed.

Here is a useful command that you can use on Debian and Ubuntu systems
in situations like this:

--8<---------------cut here---------------start------------->8---
$ 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
--8<---------------cut here---------------end--------------->8---

It tells you the packages containing files that match the argument
to the command.

Also, on modern Ubuntu, it is often the case that when you try to
execute a command by hand and it is not found, the system will suggest
the installation of a package:

--8<---------------cut here---------------start------------->8---
$ foo
No command 'foo' found, did you mean:
 Command 'fio' from package 'fio' (universe)
 Command 'goo' from package 'goo' (universe)
 Command 'fop' from package 'fop' (universe)
 Command 'fox' from package 'objcryst-fox' (universe)
 Command 'xoo' from package 'xoo' (universe)
 Command 'zoo' from package 'zoo' (universe)
foo: command not found

$ goo
The program 'goo' is currently not installed.  To run 'goo' please ask your administrator to install the package 'goo'
--8<---------------cut here---------------end--------------->8---


PS I have no idea what the package/command ``goo'' does.

  reply	other threads:[~2011-10-18 12:49 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 [this message]
2011-10-18 23:14   ` Olaf Meeuwissen
2011-10-18 23:41     ` Nick Dokos
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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