Updates for a not installed package?

Liam Proven lproven at gmail.com
Tue Oct 22 15:06:19 UTC 2013

On 22 October 2013 15:57, Shashank SVRSN <shashank16392 at gmail.com> wrote:
> Today the regular updates showed an update to 'distro-info-data' package.
> Reading the package description excited me that such a thing alreaady exists
> in my system.
> However when i typed 'distro-info', the termianl said --
> The program 'distro-info' is currently not installed. You can install it by
> typing:
> sudo apt-get install distro-info
> where
> 'apt-cache policy distro-info-data ' says--
> distro-info-data:
>   Installed: 0.13ubuntu0.2
> How is this possible?

One seems to be a program, the other seems to be data. It is possible
that other programs use this data & therefore the data package is
installed, but not the app that creates/edits the data.

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