Non-understood advice - was dist-upgrade from sarge to etch - package
On Wed, Feb 06, 2008 at 19:06:27 -0800, Daniel Burrows wrote:
> On Wed, Feb 06, 2008 at 10:53:48PM +0100, Florian Kulzer was heard to say:
> > On Wed, Feb 06, 2008 at 20:34:14 +0000, Felix Karpfen wrote:
> > > On Tue, 05 Feb 2008 18:54:08 +0100, Florian Kulzer wrote:
> > > > Check for non-Debian packages on your system by running:
> > > >
> > > > aptitude search '~i!~Odebian'
> > > The generated list included one of the two non-Debian packages (opera)-
> > > deleted during the install and replaced subsequently. It failed to find
> > > the only other non-Debian package (vuescan).
> > How did you install vuescan? Maybe it does not properly identify itself
> > as non-Debian.
> Any package that isn't in an archive with Origin: Debian will be
> matched by that expression; whoever provides the vuescan package would
> have had to go out of their way to label their archive as being a Debian
> archive in order for this to happen. "apt-cache policy vuescan" and/or
> "apt-cache showpkg vuescan" might give a hint about what's happening.
It seems that vuescan is distributed as a monolithic binary that is not
installed anywhere on the system as far as apt and dpkg are concerned.