Prompt what package to install when it is missing

Phillip Koebbe phillip.koebbe at
Fri Nov 11 12:57:17 PST 2011

On Nov 11, 2011, at 2:43 PM, Brandon Allbery wrote:

> Actually, it's only fairly recently that Linux package managers started shipping with a master package manifest that could be queried for this kind of thing, and it's an add-in instead of basic behavior; as such, it's only "fundamental" in the sense that there's only one such manifest to query on any given Linux system.  

I guess my memory is worse than I thought. I seem to recall the behavior we're discussing when I used Debian regularly 10ish years ago. My mistake.

Sitting down now…


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