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Re: How to produce the file Packages

On Fri, 10 Jan 1997, Terry Eck wrote:

> Hi
> I'm new to Debian and have just installed the system by downloading
> almost all the the binary tree. Everything appears fine. I did have 
> some problems with dselect (understanding on my part). 
> What I'd like to know is how is the file Packages constructed. In this
> file there are descriptions and a path to where the apps.deb is located.
> Would it be possible to dump several *.deb files into a directory and
> construct the file Packages at the top level and then run dselect on the
> resulting tree. Is there a program which will construct the file Packages
> from a tree containing *.deb files?

The Packages files are built with dpkg-scanpackages. You will need an
override file from the indices directory to get this to work, but it's
really straight forward.


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