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Re: Bug#622322: popularity-contest: popcon tries to access dpkg internal files and fails with multiarch: same packageso

On Thu, 21 Apr 2011, Bill Allombert wrote:
> Another issue with 'dpkg-query -L $(list-all-packages)' is that it is not portable
> to system with a command-line length limit.
> I suppose popcon will have to process packages by chunk of 100, say.

You have "xargs" to solve this problem.

BTW, don't parse /var/lib/dpkg/status directly either, but use "dpkg-query
-W -f'${Package} ${Status}\n'".

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