Bug#248596: Disorderly output of dpkg -S
severity 248596 wishlist
Victor Porton wrote:
$ dpkg -S gettextize
It should be out in order (prefereably sorted by apckage name) at least on
a cmd line option.
Just pipe the output to sort(1) if you need it sorted (for now).
I'm degrading this to wishlist but keeping it open for reference.