Re: Backup package and dpkg (was Re: dpkg-disappear-replace.txt)
Bill Mitchell writes:
>firstname.lastname@example.org (David H. Silber)
>> This is why I think that I would need dpkg to keep a log (in order) of
>> all installations and removals.
>An entry aging mechanism would also be needed, to keep the log from
>growing arbitrarily large. Without that, entries are added but never
>deleted. If entries are aged out by date, though, there'll be times
>when an aged-out entry would have made the difference between a good
>restore and one which is flawed because an aged-out log entry was
>needed. The aging mechanism would need to be smart enough to
>remove entries which, in light of later package operations, no
>longer make a difference.
Is the information we already have sufficient?
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 148 Aug 4 16:32 ytalk_nox.list
richard@muskogee:/var/lib/dpkg/info$ su -c 'dpkg --remove ytalk_nox'
(Reading database ... 15123 files and directories currently installed.)
Removing ytalk_nox ...
richard@muskogee:/var/lib/dpkg/info$ ls -l ytalk_nox.list
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 0 Aug 17 15:23 ytalk_nox.list
...or is more need than that?
(Now lemme see ... I knew I had a ytalk.deb around here