From: Olaf Meeuwissen <firstname.lastname@example.org> To: email@example.com Cc: Jude DaShiell <firstname.lastname@example.org>, email@example.com Subject: Re: why was makefile changed to produce this? Date: Wed, 19 Oct 2011 08:14:54 +0900 [thread overview] Message-ID: <firstname.lastname@example.org> (raw) In-Reply-To: <email@example.com> (Nick Dokos's message of "Tue, 18 Oct 2011 08:49:17 -0400") Nick Dokos <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes: > Jude DaShiell <email@example.com> 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
next prev parent 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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