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colour-ls showing up in dselect

Raul asks:
> > Firstly, does `dpkg --print-avail color-ls say' that the package is
> > available ?
> I don't know -- what does this mean?
> $ dpkg --print-avail color-ls
> Package: color-ls
> Filename: Debian-1.1/binary-i386/misc/color-ls-3.12-3.deb

That means it's available.

This means it's not:
-chiark:~> dpkg --print-avail color-ls
Package `color-ls' is not available.

Use dpkg --info (= dpkg-deb --info) to examine archive files,
and dpkg --contents (= dpkg-deb --contents) to list their contents.
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dpkg-ftp should do the same thing as the disk method scripts: call
--update-avail on first file (or use --clear-avail first), and then
--merge-avail for the rest.

--forget-old-unavail deletes old stuff from
/var/lib/dpkg/{status,available}, but it only deletes things that
dselect wouldn't show anyway.  Call it for tidyness anyway.


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