[Reportbug-maint] Bug#599290: reportbug: tells that package does not exist even when it exists

Sandro Tosi morph at debian.org
Sun Jan 2 14:59:23 UTC 2011

retitle 599290 consider using apt-cache instead of dpkg --status
severity 599290 wishlist

On Wed, Dec 29, 2010 at 14:10, Michal Čihař <nijel at debian.org> wrote:
> Hi
> Dne Mon, 27 Dec 2010 22:05:19 +0100
> Sandro Tosi <morph at debian.org> napsal(a):
>> mh, you can probably looking at what's teh status of
>> /var/lib/dpkg/available and /var/lib/dpkg/status in regards to
>> nanoblogger-extra, maybe also the Packages file of apt, but it
>> shouldn't matter in this case.
> It's not listed in neither dpkg databases, so dpkg is right. I have no
> idea how these databases should be udpated from apt, but the problem
> seems to be in this.
>> Anyhow, I'm less inclined to consider this report as a bug in
>> reportbug, but let's see how deep we go :)
> Indeed, at most it is wishlist to use apt cache, but feel free to close.

Converted in a wishlist bug, let's see in some time :)

Sandro Tosi (aka morph, morpheus, matrixhasu)
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