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Re: dpkg suggestion

>>"Raul" == Raul Miller <rdm@test.legislate.com> writes:

 Raul> Manoj Srivastava <srivasta@datasync.com> wrote:
 >> pkg-nodep - List of packages that are not targets.

 Raul> Probably you'd want to exclude packages which provide executables,
 Raul> or the result would be unmanageably large.

	There is no easy way to do that while just looking at Packages
 files; the only reasonably accurrate way would be to run "file" on
 suspect files (those in bin, or sbin directories, and possibly in
 /usr/lib as well).  That solution is unmangeably slow. (I have
 complaints already that the pkg-nodep is too slow as it is).

 We are all apt to believe what the world believes about us.  --
 George Eliot
Manoj Srivastava  <srivasta@acm.org> <http://www.datasync.com/%7Esrivasta/>
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