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

On Sun, Mar 03, 2002 at 10:16:42PM +0100, Matijs van Zuijlen wrote:

> How about not using ascii art at all, but just use something along the
> lines of:
> Status flag explanations:
> 1) Desired=Unknown/Install/Remove/Purge/Hold
> 2) Status=Not/Installed/Config-files/Unpacked/Failed-config/Half-installed
> 3) Err?=(none)/Hold/Reinst-required/X=both-problems (Status,Err: uppercase=bad)
> 123 Name           Version        Description
> ===-==============-==============-============================================
> ii  vim            6.0.226-1      Vi IMproved - enhanced vi editor
> I think that would *really* clear things up a lot. Maybe the
> explanations could even contain some more spaces.

Excellent.  Easier to read and understand than any of the ascii art
versions.  dselect will still strike terror into the hearts of
newbies everywhere, but this is better.

Mark S. Reglewski

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