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'apt-cache search' question

There was recently a question about which .deb added GIF capability to
the gimp. Using 'apt-cache search gimp gif' did not return the correct
answer. The man page for apt-cache says:

search search  performs  a  full  text  search on all available package
	  files for the regex pattern given. It searchs the package  names
	  and  the  descriptions for an occurance of the string and prints
	  out the package name and the short  description.

The problem seems to be that the word 'gimp' appears only in the package
name and the word 'gif' appears only in the description.

Shouldn't the search treat the package name and the description as a
single string? Doing so would have given the correct answer for the
above query.

"He who has never hoped can never despair."
		-- George Bernard Shaw
    Rick Pasotto    rick@niof.net    http://www.niof.net

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