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Re: vrms on non-free

On Sun, 11 Jun 2000, Ben Collins wrote:

> No, it is not a bug. It is because of the fact that apt does not update
> dpkg's available information. Dpkg will not change the Section (and other
> parts of the package status like Filename) when you install the package.
> It only changes this information in the status file once you have updated
> the available information.

Well, it depends if you consider the ugly way dpkg handles the section
field a bug or not. It tries to use what is in the available file on the
assumption that it has been overridden by the FTP scripts and ignores what
is in the .deb.

Anyone who doesn't use dselect will get burned by this, APT or no APT.


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