Misplaced packages?

Gunnar Hjalmarsson gunnarhj at ubuntu.com
Tue Aug 31 21:48:17 UTC 2021

On 2021-08-27 16:19, Robert Spanjaard wrote:
> Greetings Ubuntu Developers!
> I was just browsing some sections in Synaptic, looking for lightweight 
> webbrowsers and image gallery creation. During my browse I found some 
> strange package placements:
> w3m, a text based webbrowser, is placed in the section Word Processing
> bluefish, a text editor, is placed in World Wide Web (multiverse)
> florence, a virtual keyboard for X, is placed in World Wide Web 
> (multiverse)
> All on Ubuntu 20.04(.3).

Weird. I installed w3m (on 21.04) to take a look.

$ cat /var/lib/dpkg/status | grep 'Package: w3m' -A 3
Package: w3m
Status: install ok installed
Priority: optional
Section: web
$ apt-cache show w3m | grep Section
Section: text

It looks some kind of 'disagreement' between dpkg and apt while Synaptic 
is an interface to browse apt info.

Gunnar Hjalmarsson

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