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Re: WARNING: libc6 in unstable

On Sat, Jul 12, 2003 at 10:13:46PM -0400, David M. Cooke wrote:
> On Sat, Jul 12, 2003 at 11:03:32AM -0700, Chris Tillman wrote:
> [...]
> > Since re-installing the base system overwrites the status file, my
> > machine had no idea what software had been installed. I wonder if a
> > utility for apt would be useful to reconstruct the status file from
> > what's on disk.
> Does it overwrite the backup of dpkg.status in /var/backups? (There's a
> cron job that backs up key config files every day).

I don't know when it happened, but by the time I got there status.old
was the same as status. It would have been great to know about
/var/backups!! I'll submit a change to the debian-reference.

Debian GNU/Linux Operating System
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