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Re: [O] why was makefile changed to produce this?

From: Olaf Meeuwissen
Subject: Re: [O] why was makefile changed to produce this?
Date: Wed, 19 Oct 2011 08:14:54 +0900
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/23.3 (gnu/linux)

Nick Dokos <address@hidden> writes:

> Jude DaShiell <address@hidden> 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

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