Bug#4501: util-linux does not install the whereis command
On Sun, 15 Sep 1996, Christoph Lameter wrote:
> util-linux does not install the whereis command from the utils. The
> whereis command is used to find the location of a Unix command and is very
Actually the whereis command is pretty useless because the places it
looks are hardcoded in. Much better is locate. I don't mind including
it if you insist.
> Reviewing the source package I noted that a large number of other tools
> are also not installed. What are the reason for this?
They are installed from other sources. util-linux is a really ugly
package. Whenever possible, maintainers tried to find the upstream
packages for the tools and use them. That way new versions and
upstream bugs get fixed.