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Re: Tool to generate an override file from packages?

On Sun, Sep 23, 2001 at 03:05:59PM +0200, Marc Haber wrote:
> Hi,
> quite a few people maintain their own aptable archives of packages -
> whether for internal use or for publication. In that environment,
> override files don't serve a purpose since the ftp maintainer is also
> the package maintainer. However dpkg-scanpackages complains about
> every package it doesn't find in the override file.
apt-ftparchive doesn't complain about it.
AFAIK apt-ftparchive is the successor of dpkg-scanpackages and contains more
functionality (if you only want to use apt-ftparchive just like
dpkg-scanpackages, use 'apt-ftparchive packages')

apt-ftparchive is in the apt-utils package

Admar Schoonen

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