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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