Re: dpkg suggestion
Manoj Srivastava <email@example.com> wrote:
> 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're talking about installed packages, so /var/lib/dpkg/info/*.list
should be available [through some appropriate interface].