Re: way to get selections _not_ in /var/lib/dpkg/*?
Andrew Sullivan wrote:
> Yes, but it's in a big file with a lot of extra data (whereas the
> output from --get-selections is just lines indicating package and
> state). I know that I can just pull the relevant bits with some
> regex work, but I wondered if there was a way to make dpkg read its
> data from some file other than the system's /var/lib/dpkg/status
> (assuming that's the file dpkg is using to get its data; I always
> assumed so).
dpkg --get-selections --root=/whever-you-have-mounted-your-dead-system
see shy jo