explain - Explains system call error reports

Property Value
Distribution ALT Linux Sisyphus
Repository Classic i586
Package filename explain-1.4-alt1.i586.rpm
Package name explain
Package version 1.4
Package release alt1
Package architecture i586
Package type rpm
Category Development/Tools
Homepage -
License -
Maintainer -
Download size 142.19 KB
Installed size 142.19 KB
The explain command is used to decode an error return read from an
strace(1) listing, or similar.  Because this is being deciphered in a
different process than the original, the results will be less accurate
than if the program itself were to use libexplain(3).


Package Version Architecture Repository
explain-1.4-alt1.x86_64.rpm 1.4 x86_64 Classic
explain - - -


Name Value
/lib/ld-linux.so.2 -
libexplain = 1.4-alt1:sisyphus+225731.40.5.1
rpmlib(PayloadIsLzma) -


Name Value
explain = 1.4-alt1:sisyphus+225731.40.5.1


Type URL
Mirror ftp.altlinux.org
Binary Package explain-1.4-alt1.i586.rpm
Source Package libexplain-1.4-alt1.src.rpm

Install Howto

  1. Add the following line to /etc/apt/sources.list:
    rpm [Sisyphus] http://ftp.altlinux.org/pub/distributions/ALTLinux/Sisyphus i586 classic
    rpm [Sisyphus] http://ftp.altlinux.org/pub/distributions/ALTLinux/Sisyphus noarch classic
  2. Update the package index:
    # sudo apt-get update
  3. Install explain rpm package:
    # sudo apt-get install explain




2019-03-27 - Vitaly Lipatov <lav@altlinux.ru> 1.4-alt1
- initial build for ALT Sisyphus
2015-06-17 - Fedora Release Engineering <rel-eng@lists.fedoraproject.org> - 1.4-4
- Rebuilt for https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Fedora_23_Mass_Rebuild
2014-08-17 - Fedora Release Engineering <rel-eng@lists.fedoraproject.org> - 1.4-3
- Rebuilt for https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Fedora_21_22_Mass_Rebuild
2014-07-01 - Yaakov Selkowitz <yselkowi@redhat.com> - 1.4-2
- Fix FTBFS on aarch64 and ppc64 (#1111453)
2014-06-30 - Eric Smith <brouhaha@fedoraproject.org> - 1.4-1
- Updated to latest upstream.
2014-06-07 - Fedora Release Engineering <rel-eng@lists.fedoraproject.org> - 1.2-4
- Rebuilt for https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Fedora_21_Mass_Rebuild
2013-12-06 - Ralf Cors├ępius <corsepiu@fedoraproject.org> - 1.2-3
- Install docs into %{_pkgdocdir} (RHBZ #993957).
- Use %configure instead of ./configure.
2013-08-03 - Fedora Release Engineering <rel-eng@lists.fedoraproject.org> - 1.2-2
- Rebuilt for https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Fedora_20_Mass_Rebuild
2013-06-04 - Eric Smith <brouhaha@fedoraproject.org> - 1.2-1
- Updated to latest upstream.
2013-02-14 - Fedora Release Engineering <rel-eng@lists.fedoraproject.org> - 1.0.D001-3
- Rebuilt for https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Fedora_19_Mass_Rebuild

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