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Re: why no package status feature for dpkg?

On Fri, Oct 01, 1999 at 11:38:22AM -0400, Rob Mahurin wrote:
> On Thu, Sep 30, 1999 at 11:31:25PM -0400, Russell Nelson wrote:
> > Why does dpkg not have a way to check the cksum's of the package's
> > contents.  I deleted a bunch of man pages, and now I find myself
> > having to write perl scripts to coerce dpkg into releasing the
> > information about missing files.  And even then, I won't know if a
> > file is really undamaged.
> Good idea --- maybe a "dpkg --check-corrupted" to see if a supposedly
> installed package has been damaged or had components removed.  I'm not
> a coder at all, but maybe somebody else who reads this post is.
> A temporary hack would be, when you have a man page go missing, do a
> dpkg --remove package; apt-get install package.  Until you need the
> page, don't worry about it.

Umm, how about installing debsums and read the manpage.


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