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Re: colour-ls showing up in dselect

'Andy Guy wrote:'
>Ian Jackson <ian@chiark.greenend.org.uk> writes:
>> This seems correct to me.  I suspect that dpkg-ftp is doing something
>> wrong with available packages info.
>What should dpkg-ftp do ?  I have Package files from one or more
>distributions, currently I call dpkg --merge-avail on each one.  There
>is a currently outstanding Bug#4860 on dpkg-ftp because something is
>not working.
>I tried to have a look at the other update methods but couldn't be
>sure what was going on.

If a package is not physically available, then it should be purged
from the available database, IMO.  I think dpkg should have an option to
check for this case.

John Kirk and I looked at this yesterday.  We couldn't figure out what
this line from "dpkg --help" means:
  dpkg --forget-old-unavail               forget uninstalled unavailable pkgs

Perhaps this is what dselect and dpkg-ftp should run.  However, I did
not find the solution yet.  Anyone have more clues?

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