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Re: dpkg - the letter prefixes.. what do they mean

Bob Thibodeau wrote:
>This isn't the official word.
>first column = what to do 
>i = install
>u =uninstall
>r = remove
>p = purge
>second column = actual state
>i = installed
>n = not installed
>ii = installed and will stay installed
>un = not installed and won't be
>[rp]n = was installed but removed or purged

Not quite. 'un' means that it's no longer available ("unknown") and not
installed, but since it's listed at all it was available once and the
system hasn't forgotten about it yet.

Packages that are available but that were never installed are listed as
'pn', along with packages that were once installed but later purged.

Colin Watson                                  [cjwatson@flatline.org.uk]

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