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Re: getting more details on installation of a package (libfftw3-doc)




On Thu, Nov 02, 2017 at 11:19:02AM -0700, Dan Hitt wrote:
> I installed the package libfftw3-doc in order to get the info form of
> the fftw documentation.
> 
> Nevertheless, when i try to to run the Info-menu command on it (i.e.,
> type 'm'), i get a message
> Can't find fftw3.info-1 or any compressed version of it
> (which comes from info-insert-file-contents).
> 
> (In the stand-alone version of info, i get the shorter message "Cannot
> find node ''.")
> 
> I tried doing update and then dist-upgrade to make sure i didn't have
> some broken package, but that made no difference.
> 
> I tried removing and installing the package again, with the same
> behavior inside emacs.
> 
> So i would like to get some more details about what apt is actually
> doing so i can figure out what to do.

Try:

dpkg -L libfftw3-doc

which should list all the files installed by that package. Then
go and inspect them.

-dsr-