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Re: oddity in apt-cache

On Mon, Apr 23, 2007 at 08:08:22 -0700, Freddy Freeloader wrote:
> I have three separate machines that have identical entries in 
> /etc/apt/sources.list.  All were updated and upgraded this morning as a 
> result of troubleshooting this issue.  On machine #1 I can apt-cache show 
> nhfsstone and it returns the expected data on nhfsstone.  On machines 2 and 
> 3 it tells me that the nhfsstone package cannot be found.  Running 
> apt-cache search nfs on all machines yeilds similar results.  Machine #1 
> has nhfsstone included in the result set.  Machines 2 and 3 do not. 
> All machines are pointed to: deb http://mirrors.kernel.org/debian sid main 
> contrib non-free. 
> This just makes absolutely no sense to me.  I'm pointing all three to the 
> same set of repositories and yet two machines cannot find a software 
> package the other machine finds.   I realize that all machines may not see 
> exactly the same server every time, but to have a package being found on 
> one machine and missing on two others seems very strange.
> Can anyone explain this anomaly this to me? 

It seems to me that nhfsstone is no longer in Sid.

My guess is that machine #1 has it only as a local package. What is the
output of "apt-cache policy nhfsstone" on this machine?

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