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Re: Dependency ordering

Paul Wade writes:
 > Manoj is outlining a specification that would be great for the above
 > method. Standardized components could be tied into mc and similar
 > interfaces easily. I would love to be able to hit the F3 (view) key in mc
 > on a .deb file and get a nice summary of control info and status. Then hit
 > the F4 (edit) or other appropriate key and get an option menu (remove,
 > force, upgrade, ....) and act on it.
 > We definitely need a new dselect, but providing a way to handle packages
 > from existing shells, file managers, etc. would solve a lot of the interim
 > problems.

Emacs has a nice feature that when you do a find-file on a (possibly
gzipped) tar file you can look at the individual files.  I was
thinking it would be nice to be able to do the same with a .deb
file.   Maybe there exists such a thing already?

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