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Re: Packages removed from frozen

On Wed, May 03, 2000 at 06:53:33PM +0200, Michael Piefel wrote:
> Am  2.05.00 um 12:26:51 schrieb Richard Braakman:
> > Package: dlocate (debian/main).
> > Maintainer: Craig Sanders <cas@taz.net.au>
> >   61789 dlocate: significant breakage, does not function as per man page at all
> > [FIX] Patch included (MS, Apr9)
> >   61790 dlocate: cron job apparently doesn't run?
> >   62023 dlocate: Error: can't open file at /usr/sbin/update-dlocatedb line 19,
> > upon install
> I know it's a philosophical and also emotional issue, but I can't understand
> why we pull a nice package from the distibution because it doesn't work for
> some people. I use dlocate very often, and it works perfectly for me, always
> has been, and I wouldn't want to trade it for dpkg -l which is far too slow.
> So it doesn't work for some people (for instance those using slocate instead
> of locate), but it works for most, I presume, so why not leave it in there?

the problem with slocate is so painfully simple:

-[ -e /usr/bin/locate.old ] && LOCATE="/usr/bin/locate.old"
+[ -e /usr/bin/locate.notslocate ] && LOCATE="/usr/bin/locate.notslocate"

darn that was HARD ;-)

(btw that patch is in the BTS) 

Ethan Benson

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