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 <email@example.com> <firstname.lastname@example.org>