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Re: RFD: translated description with dpkg

Previously Steve Greenland wrote:
> A standalone .deb w/o a Package file doesn't integrate into apt or
> dselect, so there's no where to show the descriptions.

It doesn't need to integrate, but it does (dpkg -A).

> The only reason
> one would have an interest in such a .deb is that one already has a
> pretty good idea of what it is, presumably from an accompaning README,
> or the webpage with a link, or somesuch. I doubt very many people go
> around browsing random .debs with 'dpkg-deb -I'.

There is also dpkg -s.


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