I am using another developer's Ubuntu box and trying to tell if Mercurial is installed and working.
As @stew pointed out, I did the 'dpkg -l mercurial' command and got this:
Desired=Unknown/Install/Remove/Purge/Hold | Status=Not/Inst/Cfg-files/Unpacked/Failed-cfg/Half-inst/trig-aWait/Trig-pend |/ Err?=(none)/Reinst-required (Status,Err: uppercase=bad) ||/ Name Version Description +++-=====================-=====================-========================================================== ii mercurial 1.8-0ppa1~lucid1 scalable distributed version control system agenadinik@slabrams-desktop:/usr/bin$ dpkg -l Mercurial
While it says the installation is recognized, it also gives some cryptic warning-like messages above. It looks like it might be a bad installation. Could anyone help me decipher those messages?