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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
> important.

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.


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