xubuntu cron.daily has debtags but debtags not installed by default

Bug #272924 reported by pat.pannuto on 2008-09-21
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debtags (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Binary package hint: debtags

I'm using a (relatively) clean install of Xubuntu 8.04

In the cron.daily folder, one of the programs intended to run every day is debtags. The debtags program, however, is not installed by default. I don't think this is critical, but it does result in cron yelling at you (via mail, which I suppose no one ever checks...) every day.

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Subject: Anacron job 'cron.daily' on bluebarracuda

/etc/cron.daily/debtags: 4: debtags: not found
run-parts: /etc/cron.daily/debtags exited with return code 127

ls /etc/cron.daily
0anacron apport apt aptitude bsdmainutils debtags logrotate man-db mlocate sendmail standard sysklogd

cat /etc/cron.daily/debtags

# Update the data and index files of Debtags
debtags update

aptitude show debtags
Package: debtags
State: not installed
Version: 1.7.3ubuntu4
Priority: optional
Section: admin
Maintainer: Ubuntu Core Developers <email address hidden>
Uncompressed Size: 1053k
Depends: apt, libapt-pkg-libc6.7-6-4.6, libc6 (>= 2.7-1), libept0 (>= 0.5.11), libgcc1 (>= 1:4.1.1-21), libstdc++6 (>= 4.2.1-4), libxapian15,
         perl, zlib1g (>= 1:
Suggests: tagcoll
Conflicts: apt-index-watcher
Description: Enables support for package tags
 debtags provides a system to download a database of package tags and keep it up to date. A package tag is a small label that gets attached to
 a Debian package to represent one of its qualities.

 A package tag database in the system can enable advanced package search techniques, and advanced package browsing functions in programs that
 support it.

 This package has been made as a way to deploy and test package tags support until it gets integrated in the normal Debian workflow.

 For more information, see the Debtags homepage at: http://debtags.alioth.debian.org

aptitude show apt-index-watcher
No current or candidate version found for apt-index-watcher
Package: apt-index-watcher
State: not a real package


I'll admit, I don't know exactly what apt-index-watcher is, but I'm guessing it replaced debtags, and that in the update process, someone forgot to remove that file from the cron folder of the install image.

Charlie Kravetz (charlie-tca) wrote :

Thank you for taking the time to report this bug and helping to make Ubuntu better. You reported this bug a while ago and there hasn't been any activity in it recently. We were wondering is this still an issue for you?
After a clean installation of Xubuntu Hardy Heron 8.04.1, my cron.daily folder did not contain debtags. However, I did find the following programs that will install debtags as a required dependency: adept-common, packagesearch, goplay. Perhaps you installed one of these and it installed debtags? Thanks in advance.

Changed in debtags:
status: New → Incomplete
Charlie Kravetz (charlie-tca) wrote :

We are closing this bug report because it lacks the information we need to investigate the problem, as described in the previous comments. Please reopen it if you can give us the missing information, and don't hesitate to submit bug reports in the future. To reopen the bug report you can click on the current status, under the Status column, and change the Status back to "New". Thanks again!

Changed in debtags:
status: Incomplete → Invalid
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