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Re: What is apt-get

Dselect uses /var/lib/dpkg/available to show the available packages. 
'apt-get update' does not update this file, only the *Packages and
*Release files in /var/state/apt/lists. 


On Thu, Feb 03, 2000 at 10:18:59AM -0600, Kent West wrote:
> "David Z. Maze" wrote:
> <snip>
> > APT also integrates with the traditional Debian package
> > manager front-end, dselect....
> That's what I always thought, but maybe I've got something
> configured weird on my boxes, because I've noticed on
> several occasions that I can do an "apt-get update" and then
> go into dselect and search for some package. That package
> isn't there. If I then do an "Update" within dselect the
> package becomes available.
> Maybe it's just me....
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