Where is 'ar' ?

Derek Broughton news at pointerstop.ca
Wed Nov 29 19:19:07 UTC 2006

Mario Vukelic wrote:

> On Wed, 2006-11-29 at 13:32 +0100, Joan Tur wrote:
>> Remember that bin/ar was not available in his system, so
>> neither ?locate nor
>> dpkg -S could find the package that file belongs to... because the
>> package
>> was not installed  ;)
> Not true. ar is in binutils which is nonessential (and not even
> installed by default). I just removed it and dpkg -S works fine.

It doesn't matter - the point I was trying to make is that it is irrelevant
whether or not he has apt-file - Joan told him where to find it, and most
of the rest of us could have used the tools already on our system to give
the same result.  He didn't need the tool to take advantage of someone
else's knowledge.

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