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_126.96.36.199.12.3-6_powerpc.deb, 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_188.8.131.52.12.3-6_powerpc.deb' 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
....let the coding begin.....