Reputation is soooo frustrating.
I wanted to answer someone's follow-on question to:
https://serverfault.com/questions/54736/how-to-check-if-a-library-is-installed?newreg=c0680b11d24d4d77bfb373f3c184cf93, which was 'how do I do this in aptitude'
I just wanted to comment:
aptitude show libssl-dev which on ubuntu, gives a much better result than any of the 11 years of accumulated answers I saw, few of which worked on my Ubuntu 20.04 LTS system.:
% aptitude show libssl-dev Package: libssl-dev Version: 1.1.1f-1ubuntu2.1 State: installed Automatically installed: no Multi-Arch: same Priority: optional Section: libdevel Maintainer: Ubuntu Developers <firstname.lastname@example.org> Architecture: amd64 Uncompressed Size: 8,006 k Depends: libssl1.1 (= 1.1.1f-1ubuntu2.1) Suggests: libssl-doc Conflicts: libssl1.0-dev Breaks: libssl-dev:i386 (!= 1.1.1f-1ubuntu2.1) Replaces: libssl-dev:i386 (< 1.1.1f-1ubuntu2.1) Description: Secure Sockets Layer toolkit - development files This package is part of the OpenSSL project's implementation of the SSL and TLS cryptographic protocols for secure communication over the Internet. It contains development libraries, header files, and manpages for libssl and libcrypto. Homepage: https://www.openssl.org/
Its frustrating that across all the fractured stackexchange communities, that reputation is so hard to build, that it isn't worth my time confecting a reputation to give a simple and correct comment. Surely these forums tend towards being echo-chambers because of this.
I can't tag this with 'meta' or 'reputation' because I'd need a 500 reputation to do so. I can't ask a question in the meta forum, because I don't have enough reputation.