Re: question about "dpkg -l"
On Tue, Jan 08, 2002 at 10:48:57PM -0600, Ron Johnson wrote:
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| What do ii & ri mean in the 1st column of the dpkg output?
You snipped it out :
|/ Err?=(none)/Hold/Reinst-required/X=both-problems (Status,Err: uppercase=bad)
||/ Name Version Description
| ii xlibs 4.1.0-9 X Window System client libraries
| rc vim-rt 5.6.070-1 Vi IMproved - runtime support files
| ri a2ps 4.13-2 GNU a2ps 'Anything to PostScript'
Now, what do those headings tell you? :-)
The first column is the desired status the second one is the current
status and the third is the error status.
| "man dpkg" isn't very specific. Does it have to do with PACKAGE
| SELECTION STATES "install" & "reinst-required"? Then what would
| rc mean?
You want to remove it but the config files are still on the system.
"...In the UNIX world, people tend to interpret `non-technical user' as
meaning someone who's only ever written one device driver."