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Re: Where'd as go?

Colin Watson wrote:

> On Sat, Feb 09, 2002 at 12:43:30PM -0500, Rich Johnson wrote:
> > Colin Watson wrote:
> > > I've checked binutils_2., and it does indeed
> > > contain /usr/bin/as. This wouldn't be something screwing up $PATH,
> > > perhaps?
> >
> > I must be missing something here:
> >
> > -  $PATH looks fine
> > -  /usr/bin/as does not exist.
> That's really very odd. Could you have a look at the output of 'dpkg -c
> /var/cache/apt/archives/binutils_2.' and see
> if it includes /usr/bin/as? If so, dpkg is screwing up - I'm not quite
> sure how yet though.

AHA!  dpkg -c reports:

tar: Skipping to next header
tar: Archive contains obsolete base-64 headers
...and so on.

Thanks for the pointer.  Apparently the .deb was corrupted somewhere along the
line.    It's certainly confusing (any maybe a bug?) that dpkg -L doesn't report
problems with the .deb.

I downloaded another copy--one which passes the 'dpkg -c' test and installed

Thanks again,

....let the coding begin.....

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