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Re: Checking for old tex packages .....

>>"Carey" == Carey Evans <c.evans@clear.net.nz> writes:

Carey> Christian Schwarz <schwarz@monet.m.isar.de> writes: [snip]

Carey> Wouldn't it be easier, faster and more compatible with dpkg to
Carey> do something like:
 [...] snipped

	No, this won't work as expected, since dpkg truncates things
 in column 2 to fit. Try something like the snippet below my signature
 (untested, but should work)

Carey> Am I missing something?

	Only one of the installed package names is correct below.

__> dpkg -l kernel*
| Status=Not/Installed/Config-files/Unpacked/Failed-config/Half-installed
|/ Err?=(none)/Hold/Reinst-required/X=both-problems (Status,Err: uppercase=bad)
||/ Name            Version        Description
ii  kernel-image-2. c501           Linux kernel binary image.
ii  kernel-image-2. c501           Linux kernel binary image.
ii  kernel-package  3.38           Debian Linux kernel package build scripts.
un  kernel-source   <none>         (no description available)

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 promoting one of his shows
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Mobile, Alabama USA            <url:http://www.datasync.com/%7Esrivasta/>

------------------------cut here---------------------------------------

OLDPACKAGES="amsfonts amslatex amstex babel bibtex dviljk dvipsk kpathsea kpaths ea-dev latex latex2e-doc ltxgraph ltxmisc ltxtool makeindex mfbasfnt mfbin mfdcf nt mfnfss ntgclass oldgerman pandora ps2pk psnfss texbin texi2html texinfo texli b texpsfnt textfm xdvik tetex tetexlib tetexdoc"

echo -en "\n checking for old tex packages "

for pkg
   if `dpkg -l $pkg 2>/dev/null | egrep ^ii `
       PACKAGES="$PACKAGES $pkg"

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