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Re: must dpkg --get-selections also give distribution name?

On Tue, Apr 03, 2001 at 02:12:00PM +0200 , Thomas Lange wrote:
> Some time ago there was a mail that apt-get could do (in future ?)
> something like this:
> apt-get install fvwm/unstable
> even if the rest of the system is using stable. But if I want to save
> the list of all installed packages (to clone a host), I can't use 
> dpkg --get-selection cause this would only say that fvwm is installed,
> but not from which distribution.
> Should dpkg --get-selection be enhanced ? What's about a
> --get-selection-with-distribution option ?

how will it know, from which "distribution" it got? what about unofficial
sources? If it should be modified, so put a version number there, it's far
more usefull

				Petr Cech
Debian GNU/Linux maintainer - www.debian.{org,cz}

Phear my "Typical bloody smart-arse debian attitude."

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