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dlocate + slocate + findutils problem

Hello there. Recently, in frozen, slocate and findutils stopped playing
politely. So, I uninstalled slocate. (This was a week or two ago.. I emailed
the maintainer, and he said a fix would be on the way soon... however, there
are many open bugs on slocate, and none look particularly nice..) 

Now, I get the following error:
sarnold@amidala:~$ dlocate homer_j_simpson
/usr/bin/dlocate: /usr/bin/locate: No such file or directory

This isn't good. Here is some output from dpkg, I hope someone can point the
finger properly, I really don't know which package is broken, or if several
packages are broken.

sarnold@amidala:~$ dpkg --status dlocate
Package: dlocate
Status: install ok installed
Priority: optional
Section: utils
Installed-Size: 30
Maintainer: Craig Sanders <cas@taz.net.au>
Version: 0.5
Depends: findutils, bash, grep-dctrl (>= 0.11)
Conflicts: dpkg (=, dpkg (=, dpkg (=
 /etc/cron.daily/dlocate 77789cc5c29621e87067d265d46df68f
Description: fast alternative to dpkg -L and dpkg -S
 uses GNU locate to greatly speed up finding out which package a file
 belongs to (i.e. a very fast dpkg -S). many other uses, including
 options to view all files in a package, calculate disk space used, view
 and check md5sums, list man pages, etc.

sarnold@amidala:~$ dpkg --status grep-dctrl
Package: grep-dctrl
Status: install ok installed
Priority: optional
Section: utils
Installed-Size: 124
Maintainer: Antti-Juhani Kaijanaho <ajk@debian.org>
Version: 1.2
Depends: libc6 (>= 2.1)
 /etc/grep-dctrl.rc 70599513d1d27bf8189eafde3b1d3f22
Description: Grep Debian package information
 The grep-dctrl program can answer such questions as
   "What is the Debian package foo?"
   "Which version of the Debian package bar is
     now current?"
   "Which Debian packages does John Doe maintain?"
   "Which Debian packages are somehow related to
     the Scheme programming language?"
 and with some help
   "Who maintain the essential packages of a
     Debian system?"
 given a useful input file.
 It is a specialised grep program that
 is meant for processing any file which has the
 general format of a Debian package control file.
 These include the dpkg available file, the dpkg
 status file, and the Packages files on a distribution
 medium (such as a Debian CD-ROM or an FTP site
 carrying Debian).

sarnold@amidala:~$ dpkg --status bash      
Package: bash
Essential: yes
Status: install ok installed
Priority: required
Section: base
Installed-Size: 614
Maintainer: Matthias Klose <doko@debian.org>
Version: 2.03-5
Depends: base-files (>= 2.1.12)
Pre-Depends: libc6 (>= 2.1.2), libncurses5
Description: The GNU Bourne Again SHell
 Bash is an sh-compatible command language interpreter that executes
 commands read from the standard input or from a file.  Bash also
 incorporates useful features from the Korn and C shells (ksh and csh).
 Bash is ultimately intended to be a conformant implementation of the
 IEEE Posix Shell and Tools specification (IEEE Working Group 1003.2).

sarnold@amidala:~$ dpkg --status findutils
Package: findutils
Essential: yes
Status: install ok installed
Priority: required
Section: base
Installed-Size: 202
Maintainer: Kevin Dalley <kevind@rahul.net>
Version: 4.1-37
Pre-Depends: libc6 (>= 2.1.2)
 /etc/cron.daily/find 35426668d47dd02a46b5ee19159d1e0c
 /etc/updatedb.conf 3ac16f548e842540ebdfaf9bebaae21f
Description: utilities for finding files--find, xargs, and locate
 These utilities find files meeting specified criteria and perform
 various actions on the files which are found.

I hope someone can help pin this thing down. :)


Seth Arnold | http://www.willamette.edu/~sarnold/
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