apt-file version 3 has incompatible config and
apt-file-from-installed doesn't work. The symptom is "Can't read
configuration in /etc/apt/apt-file.conf: No such file or directory". Does
apt-file 3 look at local package contents itself anyway?
apt-file-from-installed(8k, and sig)
Or for ease of install/remove as a
.deb, and its source.
apt-file-from-installed_8-0.1_all.deb(8k, and sig)
apt-file-from-installed-8.tar.gz(24k, and sig)
The main use is give
apt-file contents to look at (for Perl module-to-package name
lookup) without a huge download and with your locally installed packages
included (those installed from
.debs directly, rather than out of
a private repo).
dh-make-perl's module-to-package algorithm is a
shifting target; each release seems to do more to prevent local packages.
Incidentally, the operative part of the script is the
dpkg | sed |
gzip pipeline. The surrounding verbiage is merely some attempts to
accurately follow apt and apt-file's various configurations.
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