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Re: Bug#245261: marked as done (dpkg: --print-avail option truncates package names)

On Sat, 2004-04-24 at 05:18 -0700, Debian Bug Tracking System wrote:

> | b) provide new option --full which would print the package name
> |    AND the description in full length. Now the package descriptions
> |    are also truncated.
> use dpkg-query:
> : tfheen@yiwaz ~ > dpkg-query --showformat='${Package}\n' -W libipc\*
> libipc-run-perl
> libipc-shareable-perl
> libipc-sharedcache-perl
> libipc-sharelite-perl
> libipc-signal-perl
> : tfheen@yiwaz ~ > 
> This looks like user error, so I'm closing this bug; feel free to
> reopen it if you think I'm wrong.
Yah, there's a few dups of that in the bug list too ... I suspect the
right thing to do is document that the dpkg options are intended for
reading on terminals and truncate their output and to use dpkg-query
instead for scripts.

Have you ever, ever felt like this?
Had strange things happen?  Are you going round the twist?

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