What's up with "samba-client"?
I'm new to Debian, so please forgive me if this is an obvious thing. I'm
still learning all about Debian's package management. I am trying to get
the command `smbclient' loaded on my machine. `dpkg' shows this:
excelsior:/# dpkg -l samba*
|/ Err?=(none)/Hold/Reinst-required/X=both-problems (Status,Err:
||/ Name Version Description
ii samba 2.2.3a-12 A LanManager like file and printer
un samba-client <none> (no description available)
ii samba-common 2.2.3a-12 Samba common files used by both the
ii samba-doc 2.2.3a-12 Samba documentation.
pn samba-doc-ja <none> (no description available)
`dselect' tells me that "samba" should include "smbclient," but doing a
`dpkg -l samba' clearly shows that I don't have it. Further, it offers
no such thing as "samba-client" to install.
First: If dselect tells me that the "samba" package includes
"smbclient," but doesn't, what's that supposed to mean?
Second: When `dpkg -l' tells me there's a package that `dselect' doesn't
appear to know about, what's *that* mean?
I've heard for years about how great Debian's package management is, and
yet, when I'm just starting out, I have this odd situation with what I
thought would have been a very common package setup. Googling about it
yields nothing, which leads me to believe it's PEBCAK. I guess I could
comb through all 8 CD's and see if there's a "samba-client<foo>" package
somewhere, but I thought that's what `dselect' was all about.