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Re: vrms on non-free

On Sun, Jun 11, 2000 at 02:53:47PM -0600, Jason Gunthorpe wrote:
> On Sun, 11 Jun 2000, Josip Rodin wrote:
> > > You can't update the status file.
> > So it's really dpkg that updates the status file after --update-avail?
> No.. the status file is never `updated'.
> It is an internal dpkg bug that corrupts the data in the status file,
> that is why vrms does not work correctly.

No, it is not a bug. It is because of the fact that apt does not update
dpkg's available information. Dpkg will not change the Section (and other
parts of the package status like Filename) when you install the package.
It only changes this information in the status file once you have updated
the available information.

It is not corruption, it is because apt does things differently than dpkg
was designed for.

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