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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)



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