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Re: dpkg Database

On Wed, Jun 20, 2001 at 09:05:18AM -0500, Steve Greenland wrote:
> On 19-Jun-01, 04:06 (CDT), Adam Heath <adam@lapdoog.doogie.brainfood.com> wrote: 
> > On Tue, 19 Jun 2001, Brad Pfautsch wrote:
> That's basically true, in that there's no way to recover the
> /var/lib/dpkg/info directory (which has all maintainer scripts, file
> lists, etc.), but you should look in the /var/backups directory for a
> copy of your dpkg status file, which will at least tell you what you had
> installed, and with a little scripting can probably be used to automate
> at least some of the reinstall.

or you can use the output from ls /usr/doc to automate this process.

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