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Bug#237147: Version: and Filename: in /var/lib/dpkg/available get out of sync

On Wed, 10 Mar 2004, Matt Zimmerman wrote:

> > Not a bug.  Dpkg doesn't know were to get that file.  available is a convience
> > file, that other tools use, to notify dpkg that they have some file they can
> > provide for the system.
> Right, dpkg doesn't know where to get that file, and so it shouldn't leave
> an obviously incorrect path in the available file.
> What's the point of having it in there in the first place?  Does anyone use
> dpkg-ftp anymore?

Well, the plan is to make dpkg not deal with available *at all*.

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