Updates for a not installed package?

Shashank SVRSN shashank16392 at gmail.com
Wed Oct 23 04:01:03 UTC 2013

On Tuesday 22 October 2013 11:11 AM, Colin Law wrote:
> 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
> Presumably something requires or required it.  Try
> sudo apt-get autoremove
> If that removes it then whatever it was that required it has been
> removed (possibly distro-info was installed and then removed).
> If not try
> sudo apt-get remove -s distro-info-data
> The -s says to simulate removing it but not actually do it.  You can
> then see whether removing it forces the removal of anything else.  If
> it just says it will remove that package then you can safely remove
> it.
> Colin
Thanks for the '-s' tip Colin.. Some libdistro-info-perl was shown.. 
Does it mean anything?

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