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Re: dpkg -L (was: Re: conflicts with libcap-dev)

On Sat, Jan 13, 2001 at 06:58:21PM -0800, Brian Frederick Kimball wrote:
> I think I'm beginning to understand.  I thought that -L and -c were
> more or less the same, except that one operated on a .deb and one just
> reported straight from the dpkg database.  Now I see that there seems to
> be a subtle but important difference between "the contents of a package"
> (-c) and "the files installed to your system from a package" (-L).  It
> seems that given two package A and B that each contain /foo, if only A
> is installed, "dpkg -L A" will list /foo.  If B is then installed with

That's right. dpkg would need the entire Contents file to be
able to list files in uninstalled packages.

Hamish Moffatt VK3SB <hamish@debian.org> <hamish@cloud.net.au>

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