-L does not work anymore (for multiarch packages?)

Bug #1030074 reported by Norbert Kiesel on 2012-07-27
This bug affects 2 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
dlocate (Debian)
dlocate (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

dlocate -L does not work for me anymore. I think it broke during the mutliarch transition. Here is what I get:
% dpkg -l liblua5.1-svn1 | grep ii
ii liblua5.1-svn1 0.4.0-4 Subversion library for the Lua language version 5.1
% strace -etrace=file dlocate -L liblua5.1-svn1 |& grep liblua
execve("/usr/bin/dlocate", ["dlocate", "-L", "liblua5.1-svn1"], [/* 41 vars */]) = 0
stat("/var/lib/dpkg/info/liblua5.1-svn1.list", 0x7fff8f49f1f0) = -1 ENOENT (No such file or directory)
Package liblua5.1-svn1 not installed or liblua5.1-svn1.list is empty.
% ls /var/lib/dpkg/info/liblua5.1-svn1*list

So the list file now contains the architecture, but dlocate does not use that. Perhaps as simple as putting a `dpkg --print-architecture` output somewhere.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 12.04
Package: dlocate 1.02
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.2.0-26.41-generic 3.2.19
Uname: Linux 3.2.0-26-generic x86_64
ApportVersion: 2.0.1-0ubuntu10
Architecture: amd64
Date: Fri Jul 27 11:08:27 2012
EcryptfsInUse: Yes
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 11.10 "Oneiric Ocelot" - Release amd64 (20111012)
PackageArchitecture: all
 PATH=(custom, user)
SourcePackage: dlocate
UpgradeStatus: Upgraded to precise on 2012-03-31 (117 days ago)

Norbert Kiesel (nk-iname) wrote :
Norbert Kiesel (nk-iname) wrote :

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tags: added: patch
David Henningsson (diwic) wrote :

Hi Norbert and thanks for your patch!

I have tried your patch and found a problem with it:
If I run "dlocate -L alsa-utils" before patching dlocate, I get a correct list of files.
If I run "dlocate -L alsa-utils" after patching dlocate, I get an error message:
"Package alsa-utils:amd64 not installed or alsa-utils:amd64.list is empty."

However, if I do the same for the "libasound2" package instead, I get a correct list a files *after* the patch.

So it seems your patch fixes some (multiarch?) cases, but breaks other (non-multiarch?) cases.

summary: - -L does not work anymore
+ -L does not work anymore (for multiarch packages?)
Changed in dlocate (Ubuntu):
status: New → Triaged
David Henningsson (diwic) wrote :

Also, I suspect this is the same as debian bug http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=658222 - if you like, you can post to that bug, and interact with the people there, and suggest your patch (or a modified one). It will be easier to correct the problem closer to the source, so to speak.

Changed in dlocate (Debian):
status: Unknown → New

Hey there,

I'm a Debian Developer who has done a previous NMU for dlocate and I'd be happy to do some more to fix open bugs.

If your patch is ready, I'd be happy to apply it to fix Debian #658222 and do another NMU.



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