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Re: freedom-subtracted.debian.org (was: Re: KDE)

On Mon, 15 Mar 1999, Antti-Juhani Kaijanaho wrote:

> On Fri, Mar 12, 1999 at 01:52:25PM -0700, Bruce Sass wrote:
> > ~# grep 'Package:' /var/lib/dpkg/status | wc -l
> >     162
> > ~# grep 'Section:' /var/lib/dpkg/status | wc -l
> >      70
> What kind of a system do you have?

A very small one, sans anything that doesn't get used or would get used
infrequently; installed from floppies (2.1.5), updated via downloads and

> ajk@ugh[00:14:08]:~$ grep 'Package:' /var/lib/dpkg/status | wc -l
>    3262
> ajk@ugh[00:14:12]:~$ grep 'Section:' /var/lib/dpkg/status | wc -l
>    3255
> ajk@ugh[00:14:14]:~
> > Of the 70, only one has <dfsg-status/section>, 
> > the rest are <section> only.
> This rest are main or local stuff.  Only contrib, non-us and non-free
> have the slash.

I don't have much outside of main.  non-free/comm/ckermit is the one
that showed up, pine(4.10) is not in the distribution, and I don't know
how pgp5i would be labeled.  That still leaves a large percentage
without a section field.  Could it be a quirk of a floppy install...

> > What is necessary to ensure that one has complete section fields?
> Nothing.

... ok, I just had a look in non-free/i386/Packages,
every entry had a Section:,
not all the .debs have section fields in them...
I guess it is also a quirk of using dpkg -i.

- Bruce

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