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From: Olaf Meeuwissen <olaf.meeuwissen@avasys.jp>
To: nicholas.dokos@hp.com
Cc: Jude DaShiell <jdashiel@shellworld.net>, emacs-orgmode@gnu.org
Subject: Re: why was makefile changed to produce this?
Date: Wed, 19 Oct 2011 08:14:54 +0900	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <87r529ao41.fsf@avasys.jp> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <22774.1318942157@alphaville.dokosmarshall.org> (Nick Dokos's message of "Tue, 18 Oct 2011 08:49:17 -0400")

Nick Dokos <nicholas.dokos@hp.com> writes:

> 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:
>
> $ 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.

> [...]
>
> $ 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 23:07 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 [this message]
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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