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Re: Confused package database



In article <5168D3DD0A5ED2119B660020AF71E6007716@postal.pangea.netland.com> you write:
>I somewhat screwed up my package database and had to revert to an old one.
>Now it thinks I have some stuff that is installed which isn't and some that
>it thinks is installed and is not. WHen I run install in dselect, I get a
>lot of these. I guess i'm saying, how do I reinitialize the package
>database?

I think somebody else once said you could set the package list based
on directories under /usr/doc/, but I am afraid I cannot remember the
details.

>dpkg: serious warning: files list file for package `wdiff' missing, assuming
>package has no files currently installed.
>
>dpkg: serious warning: files list file for package `cftp' missing, assuming
>package has no files currently installed.

Try reinstalling these packages.

-- 
Brian May <bam@snoopy.apana.org.au>


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