Dale Scheetz writes ("Re: uudecode?"):
> On Sun, 5 May 1996 Dirk.Eddelbuettel@qed.econ.queensu.ca wrote:
> > 1. That is equivalent to the simpler command
> > dpkg --search uudecode
> > 2. Both work if and only if the user has the matching package installed.
> > Grepping the Contents.gz file searches among all packages available,
> > whether or not they are installed.
> What do you do if you don't have contents.gz?
Then you've failed to download the information you require. The
solution is to download it.