Launchpad & dpkg -S are not consistent

Asked by Shirish Agarwal on 2008-03-14

i can't open my synaptic manager.A pop up box tells me to run dpkg manually.How do I do that?

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Bhavani Shankar (bhavi) said :
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Hello Shirish

For searching packages on launchpad click:

https://edge.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+search

and a query for konquest and a bit of looking through under kde-games yeilds:

https://edge.launchpad.net/ubuntu/hardy/i386/konquest/4:3.5.8-0ubuntu1

Its not a launchpad naming error I think because packages.ubuntu.com shows every single package uploaded to ubuntu But Launchpad lists the major packages and files included in that package (or) a group where similar packages belongs to that group analogous to an INDEX in a book..

Hope it clears your doubts

Bhavani Shankar.

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Bhavani Shankar (bhavi) said :
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And usage of dpkg

as you said dpkg -S gives the source of a package

when I run dpkg -S alone in a terminal:

For ex: dpkg -S xchat I get:

xchat-common: /usr/share/locale/ca/LC_MESSAGES/xchat.mo
xchat: /usr/lib/xchat/plugins/perl.la
xchat-common: /usr/share/doc/xchat-common
xchat-common: /usr/share/locale/pt/LC_MESSAGES/xchat.mo
xchat: /usr/lib/xchat/plugins/tcl.la
xchat-common: /usr/include/xchat/xchat-plugin.h
xchat: /usr/lib/xchat/plugins/perl.so
xchat-common: /usr/share/locale/es/LC_MESSAGES/xchat.mo
xchat-common: /usr/share/icons/xchat_mini.xpm
xchat-common: /usr/share/locale/zh_TW/LC_MESSAGES/xchat.mo
language-pack-gnome-en-base: /usr/share/locale-langpack/en_AU/LC_MESSAGES/xchat-gnome.mo
xchat-common: /usr/share/doc/xchat-common/changelog.gz
app-install-data: /usr/share/app-install/desktop/xchat-gnome.desktop
xchat: /usr/lib/xchat/plugins/tcl.so
xchat-common: /usr/share/locale/it/LC_MESSAGES/xchat.mo
xchat-common: /usr/share/locale/de/LC_MESSAGES/xchat.mo
xchat-common: /usr/share/doc/xchat-common/README
language-pack-gnome-en-base: /usr/share/locale-langpack/en_GB/LC_MESSAGES/xchat-gnome.mo
tango-icon-theme-common: /usr/share/icons/Tango/scalable/apps/xchat-gnome.svg
xchat: /usr/lib/xchat
xchat-common: /usr/include/xchat
app-install-data: /usr/share/app-install/icons/xchat.png
xchat-common: /usr/share/locale/el/LC_MESSAGES/xchat.mo
gdesklets-data: /usr/share/gdesklets/Displays/circlebuttonbar/gfx/icons/xchat.png
xchat: /usr/share/man/man1/xchat.1.gz
xchat-common: /usr/share/locale/fr/LC_MESSAGES/xchat.mo
xchat: /usr/share/menu/xchat
xchat-common: /usr/share/locale/mk/LC_MESSAGES/xchat.mo
tango-icon-theme-common: /usr/share/icons/Tango/22x22/apps/xchat-gnome.png
xchat: /usr/lib/xchat/plugins/python.la
xchat-common: /usr/share/locale/pa/LC_MESSAGES/xchat.mo
xchat-common: /usr/share/doc/xchat-common/scripts-perl
xchat-common: /usr/share/doc/xchat-common/copyright
app-install-data: /usr/share/app-install/desktop/xchat.desktop
xchat-common: /usr/share/doc/xchat-common/plugin20.html
xchat-common: /usr/share/locale/ru/LC_MESSAGES/xchat.mo
xchat: /usr/lib/xchat/plugins/python.so
xchat-common: /usr/share/locale/uk/LC_MESSAGES/xchat.mo
xchat-common: /usr/share/locale/cs/LC_MESSAGES/xchat.mo
xchat: /usr/share/lintian/overrides/xchat
xchat-common: /usr/share/locale/fi/LC_MESSAGES/xchat.mo
xchat-common: /usr/share/doc/xchat-common/scripts-perl/alt_completion.pl
xchat: /usr/lib/xchat/plugins
xchat-common: /usr/share/locale/be/LC_MESSAGES/xchat.mo
xchat-common: /usr/share/locale/nl/LC_MESSAGES/xchat.mo
xchat: /usr/share/pixmaps/xchat.png
tango-icon-theme-common: /usr/share/icons/Tango/16x16/apps/xchat-gnome.png
xchat-common: /usr/share/doc/xchat-common/faq.html
xchat-common: /usr/share/locale/sv/LC_MESSAGES/xchat.mo
xchat-common: /usr/share/locale/zh_CN/LC_MESSAGES/xchat.mo
xchat-common: /usr/share/doc/xchat-common/changelog.Debian.gz
xchat-common: /usr/share/locale/ko/LC_MESSAGES/xchat.mo
xchat-common: /usr/share/locale/gl/LC_MESSAGES/xchat.mo
tango-icon-theme-common: /usr/share/icons/Tango/24x24/apps/xchat-gnome.png
xchat: /usr/share/doc/xchat
xchat-common: /usr/share/gconf/schemas/apps_xchat_url_handler.schemas
xchat-common: /usr/share/locale/hu/LC_MESSAGES/xchat.mo
xchat-common: /usr/share/locale/ja/LC_MESSAGES/xchat.mo
xchat-common: /usr/share/locale/sr/LC_MESSAGES/xchat.mo
xchat-common: /usr/share/locale/vi/LC_MESSAGES/xchat.mo
app-install-data: /usr/share/app-install/icons/xchat-gnome.png
xchat-common: /usr/share/locale/sq/LC_MESSAGES/xchat.mo
xchat: /usr/bin/xchat
xchat-common: /usr/share/locale/lt/LC_MESSAGES/xchat.mo
xchat: /usr/share/applications/xchat.desktop

similarly when I run dpkg -S konqueror I get

app-install-data: /usr/share/app-install/icons/konquest.png
app-install-data: /usr/share/app-install/desktop/konquest.desktop

And the usage is dpkg -S packagename*

*=name of the package

No problems with me!

Bhavani Shankar.

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