[Bug 988925] Re: util-linux no longer provides ddate

Adam Funk 988925 at bugs.launchpad.net
Fri Sep 21 13:32:53 UTC 2012

<i>It is much crazier to force users to compile util-linux manually,
just because they are discordians, than it is to build it by default.
Craziness is to assume that somebody is able to do it by just being

It's also crazy to assume that only Discordians need to use that dating
system occasionally.

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  util-linux no longer provides ddate

Status in “util-linux” package in Ubuntu:

Bug description:
  Having just upgraded to 12.04, I was dismayed to discover that ddate
  is longer present on my system.  In previous releases it was provided
  by util-linux, and according to the online man page
  (http://manpages.ubuntu.com/manpages/precise/man1/ddate.1.html) it is
  still supposed to be provided.  However:

  lesslie at hal:~> ddate
  No command 'ddate' found, did you mean:
   Command 'hdate' from package 'libhdate1' (main)
   Command 'sdate' from package 'sdate' (universe)
   Command 'rdate' from package 'rdate' (main)
   Command 'idate' from package 'itools' (universe)
   Command 'date' from package 'coreutils' (main)
  ddate: command not found

  System information below.

  lesslie at hal:~> lsb_release -rd
  Description:	Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
  Release:	12.04

  lesslie at hal:~> apt-cache policy util-linux
    Installed: 2.20.1-1ubuntu3
    Candidate: 2.20.1-1ubuntu3
    Version table:
   *** 2.20.1-1ubuntu3 0
          500 http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ precise/main amd64 Packages
          100 /var/lib/dpkg/status

  What I expected:  ddate to be available on my system
  What happened instead: ddate is not available on my system

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