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Re: what is /var/lib/dpkg/available good for?


On Fri, 30 Jul 2010, Harald Dunkel wrote:
> Using a foreign repository my /var/lib/dpkg/available got corrupted.
> The workaround was easy:
> 	echo -n "" >/var/lib/dpkg/available
> At the next upgrade time there was no visible slowdown, so I wonder
> what is this file good for?

It's mainly useful for dselect but dpkg still parses it although it
doesn't use it in any important way. There's a bug open about that

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