Re: Keeping apt-get, dpkg & dselect in sync
On Sun, 30 Apr 2000 14:27:13 +0100, firstname.lastname@example.org (Colin
>As far as I know, you need to do a dselect update to get the available
>file that dpkg uses to be updated. You can do this without going into
>the dselect interface by typing 'dselect update'. As you correctly
>guess, if you do this using dselect's apt method then apt's database
>will be updated too, so if you always replace 'apt-get update' by
>'dselect update' then everything should work fine.
I'd already tried a dselect update before you replied. I'm
left with dpkg reporting:
|zippy:~$ dpkg -l syslog\*
||/ Err?=(none)/Hold/Reinst-required/X=both-problems (Status,Err: uppercase=bad)
|||/ Name Version Description
|un syslog-ng <none> (no description available)
|pn syslog-summary <none> (no description available)
|un syslogd <none> (no description available)
A slight improvement, at least it's now found syslog-ng,
which is what I was originally looking for.
Thinking about it, most of what is happening *does* appear
logical. I'm using the apt method with dselect and apt-get.
Those two appear to be in sync. dpkg is the problem it's
>I'm not entirely convinced this isn't a bug...
Neither am I. Surely apt/dselect and dpkg should use the
Thanks for the reply.