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Re: dpkg -l and other tools do not report all packages?

On Thu, Oct 04, 2001 at 04:22:00AM -0700, Erik Steffl <steffl@bigfoot.com> was heard to say:
>   dselect is a front-end, dpkg is low level tool, why should dselect be
> needed to make dpkg work? why should dselect even be installed?

  IMO, the flaw is that dpkg even knows what packages are available --
that's a high-level operation that the frontend should deal with.  (and
presumably someone who uses dselect will update its database, although
you never know)


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