Re: colour-ls showing up in dselect
'Andy Guy wrote:'
>Ian Jackson <email@example.com> 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
>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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