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Re: dpkg suggestion

Manoj Srivastava <srivasta@datasync.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].


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