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Re: update messages

On Sun, Dec 31, 2006 at 11:56:07AM +0100, Florian Kulzer wrote:
> > Is there any way to check the origin of an deb archive in my
> > /var/cache/apt/archives?
> You could try
> dpkg-deb --info /var/cache/apt/archives/<name-of-the>.deb
> As far as I know there is no standard field to denote the origin of a
> .deb file, but maybe you will find a clue somewhere, e.g. in the
> "Maintainer" field.

Here is what it says:
 new debian package, version 2.0.
 size 471666 bytes: control archive= 1534 bytes.
     752 bytes,    15 lines      control              
    1300 bytes,    22 lines      md5sums              
     351 bytes,    12 lines   *  postinst             #!/bin/sh
     293 bytes,     8 lines   *  postrm               #!/bin/sh
 Package: xv
 Version: 3.10a-1duo+etch1
 Section: non-free/graphics
 Priority: optional
 Architecture: i386
 Depends: libc6 (>= 2.3.5-1), libjpeg62, libpng12-0 (>= 1.2.8rel), libtiff4, libx11-6, zlib1g (>= 1:1.2.1)
 Suggests: xv-doc, gs
 Installed-Size: 1156
 Maintainer: Fabian Greffrath <fabian@debian-unofficial.org>
 Description: An image viewer and manipulator for the X Window System
  xv is an interactive image manipulation program for the X Window System. It
  can operate on images in the GIF, JPEG, TIFF, PBM, PGM, PPM, XPM, X11 bitmap,
  Sun Rasterfile, Targa, RLE, RGB, BMP, PCX, FITS, and PM formats on all known
  types of X displays. It can generate PostScript files, and if you have
  ghostscript installed on your machine, it can also display them.

Looks consistent with Debian 'non-free' to me. 

> You could also check if you can find the .deb on snapshot.debian.net or
> with a google search.

I have tried google, and whilest I have found the same deb package
that I have (or derivatives) elsewhere, I haven't found any explanation
as to why its gone - though I did find one site mirroring it because
'debian hates XV'...??

Digby R. S. Tarvin                                          digbyt(at)digbyt.com

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