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Re: Intersection of installed packages with orphaned packages

Stephen Quinney <stephen@jadevine.org.uk> writes:

> On Fri, Apr 08, 2005 at 07:14:23PM +1000, Matthew Palmer wrote:
>> On Fri, Apr 08, 2005 at 02:12:13AM -0700, Stephen Birch wrote:
>> > I am interested in the intersection of packages installed on my
>> > machines with the list of orphaned packages. 
>> You'd be wanting wnpp-check, in the devscripts package.  Check out rc-check
>> while you're at it.  Both are cronable.
> I think you mean wnpp-alert and rc-alert (at least that's what they
> seem to be called on my sid machine).

On my systems, wnpp-alert lists packages that I don't have installed.
For example:

# wnpp-alert 
O 279824 perlftlib -- Perl module for the FreeType library
# dpkg -l \*perlftlib\*
No packages found matching *perlftlib*.

Any idea why this might be happening?



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