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Bug#175890: marked as done (dpkg: purpose of available?)



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From: itz@speakeasy.org (Ian Zimmerman)
Subject: dpkg: purpose of available?
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Package: dpkg
Version: 3:1.10.5
Severity: wishlist

I never use dselect anymore, and I don't plan using it again.  I do all my
updates with apt, or, in rare cases, with dpkg --install.  I also use
apt-cache for rumagging around for packages, not dpkg --list.  Why must I
have the 8M /var/lib/dpkg/available file and its evil twin available-old?
Can they be made optional somehow, please?

(The status-old file is also fairly useless, but fortunately "only" 1M large).

-- System Information
Debian Release: woody
Kernel Version: Linux kronstadt 2.4.20 #1 Sun Dec 29 17:36:03 PST 2002 i586 unknown

Versions of the packages dpkg depends on:
ii  dselect        1.10           a user tool to manage Debian packages
ii  libc6          2.2.5-14.3     GNU C Library: Shared libraries and Timezone

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Date: Thu, 9 Jan 2003 00:14:13 +0100
From: Wichert Akkerman <wichert@wiggy.net>
To: Ian Zimmerman <itz@speakeasy.org>, 175890-done@bugs.debian.org
Subject: Re: Bug#175890: dpkg: purpose of available?
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Previously Ian Zimmerman wrote:
> updates with apt, or, in rare cases, with dpkg --install.  I also use
> apt-cache for rumagging around for packages, not dpkg --list.  Why must I
> have the 8M /var/lib/dpkg/available file and its evil twin available-old?
> Can they be made optional somehow, please?

Yes, it's been on the TODO for some time but it is a lot of major work
that we haven't started yet. Since this bugreport doesn't add anything
that isn't on the TODO I'm closing it.

Wichert.

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