Re: Bug#194190: ITP: dpkg-rebuild -- Rebuild dpkg's status file
On Wed, May 21, 2003 at 06:33:51PM +0200, Julien Danjou wrote:
> * Package name : dpkg-rebuild
> Description : Rebuild dpkg's status file.
> Rebuild the Debian '/var/lib/dpkg/status' file from information in
> '/var/lib/dpkg/available' and '/var/lib/dpkg/info/*.list'. This is
> useful if your 'status' file got corrupted if the system crashed during
> package maintenance, for example.
Sounds quite useful :)
> I think this script is quite useful although it is not complete.
> Unless somebody has serious reason to refuse this package entering
> Debian, I will package and upload it.
You might want to think about perhaps renaming it to 'status-rebuild',
'dpkg-rebuild' sounds a bit to generic too me.
Furthermore, did you talk with the dpkg about using the dpkg-namespace?
Perhaps they'd like to integrate that script into dpkg proper, once it's
proved to work. (I cc'ed debian-dpkg)