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Bug#232893: marked as done (/usr/bin/apt-cache: apt-cache search libsigc++ works, but not apt-cache show libsigc++)



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From: Ambrose Li <a.c.li@ieee.org>
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Subject: /usr/bin/apt-cache: apt-cache search libsigc++ works,
 but not apt-cache show libsigc++
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Package: apt
Version: 0.5.22
Severity: normal
File: /usr/bin/apt-cache

This does not seem to make sense:

# apt-cache search libsigc++
[stuff deleted]
libsigc++-1.2-5c102 - Type-safe Signal Framework for C++ - runtime
libsigc++-1.2-dev - Type-safe Signal Framework for C++ - development files
libsigc++-dev - Type-safe Signal Framework for C++ - development files
libsigc++0c102 - Type-safe Signal Framework for C++ - runtime
[stuff deleted]
# apt-cache show libsigc++
W: Unable to locate package libsigc++
E: No packages found
# apt-cache show libsigc++-1.2
W: Unable to locate package libsigc++-1.2
E: No packages found
# apt-cache show libsigc++-1.2-dev
Package: libsigc++-1.2-dev
[stuff deleted]


-- System Information:
Debian Release: testing/unstable
  APT prefers unstable
  APT policy: (500, 'unstable')
Architecture: i386 (i686)
Kernel: Linux 2.4.23-ow1
Locale: LANG=zh_TW.Big5, LC_CTYPE=zh_TW.Big5

Versions of packages apt depends on:
ii  libc6                      2.3.2.ds1-11  GNU C Library: Shared libraries an
ii  libgcc1                    1:3.3.3-0pre3 GCC support library
ii  libstdc++5                 1:3.3.3-0pre3 The GNU Standard C++ Library v3

-- no debconf information


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From: Matt Zimmerman <mdz@debian.org>
To: Ambrose Li <a.c.li@ieee.org>, 232893-done@bugs.debian.org
Subject: Re: Bug#232893: /usr/bin/apt-cache: apt-cache search libsigc++ works, but not apt-cache show libsigc++
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On Sun, Feb 15, 2004 at 11:48:14AM -0500, Ambrose Li wrote:

> Package: apt
> Version: 0.5.22
> Severity: normal
> File: /usr/bin/apt-cache
> 
> This does not seem to make sense:
> 
> # apt-cache search libsigc++
> [stuff deleted]
> libsigc++-1.2-5c102 - Type-safe Signal Framework for C++ - runtime
> libsigc++-1.2-dev - Type-safe Signal Framework for C++ - development files
> libsigc++-dev - Type-safe Signal Framework for C++ - development files
> libsigc++0c102 - Type-safe Signal Framework for C++ - runtime
> [stuff deleted]
> # apt-cache show libsigc++
> W: Unable to locate package libsigc++
> E: No packages found
> # apt-cache show libsigc++-1.2
> W: Unable to locate package libsigc++-1.2
> E: No packages found
> # apt-cache show libsigc++-1.2-dev
> Package: libsigc++-1.2-dev
> [stuff deleted]

apt-cache search's argument is a regular expression, while apt-cache show
expects package names.  There is no such package "libsigc++", nor
"libsigc++-1.2", while "libsigc++-1.2-dev" does exist.

-- 
 - mdz



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