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Re: dpkg -S problem

Rainer Dorsch wrote:
> I am wondering, if dpkg -S is working for other people very unreliably too 
> (see example below). I guess one of the problem is, that dpkg cannot handle 
> paths which contain symbolic links, but this cannot easily solved. But the 
> following example (Debian 2.0r2) was surprising for me, because 
> /usr/bin/printmail does not contain a symbolic link.
> Explanation: containing a symbolic link
> $ ls -l /usr/bin/|grep X11
> lrwxrwxrwx   1 root     root           12 Sep 14 16:22 X11 -> ../X11R6/bin
> Thus /usr/bin/X11/Xvnc contains a symbolic link.
> $ dpkg -l /usr/bin/printmail
> No packages found matching /usr/bin/printmail.
> $ dpkg -L elm-me+|grep printmail
> /usr/bin/printmail
> /usr/man/man1/printmail.1.gz                       

Could you check how the filenames are stored in /var/lib/dpkg/info/*.list



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