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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 :

  | Status=Not/Installed/Config-files/Unpacked/Failed-config/Half-installed
  |/ 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.



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meaning someone who's only ever written one device driver."
    --Daniel Pead

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