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[OT] apt's package list (Was Re: Where to place firewall files?)

On Tue, Jan 21, 2003 at 11:54:25PM +0100, Richard Verwayen wrote:
> > On Tue, Jan 21, 2003 at 07:40:08AM +0200, Martynas Domarkas wrote:
> > > Debian has a nice script called /etc/init.d/iptables. 
> > 1.  What package is it in?  
> This script is located in  >>iptables<< as far as I know!


> > 2.  Does it work with the 2.2 kernel (ipchains)?  (I set up
> > these firewalls before Woody stabilized.)
> No, this script only works with iptables! I think the ipchains-deb includes a script with the same funtionality, but I am not sure!

Sorry to prolong an essentially pointless discussion, but

	a) no, there's no init script in woody's ipchains

	b) the firewall in question hasn't had netbase
	   upgraded, so the ipchains package per se isn't
	   installed yet
	c) although apt-get knows how to upgrade netbase (it
	   would install ipchains in the process), "dpkg -l
	   ipchains" or (my usual method) searching for
	   "^Package: ipchains" in /var/lib/dpkg/available
	   doesn't turn it up.

How does apt know about ipchains when it's not listed in
/var/lib/dpkg/available?  This kind of thing (apt being able
to install packages I couldn't see available) has been
bugging me for a while...

Michael J. Micek,  CyberStrategies, Inc.  sysadmin

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