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Re: Wrong behavoir of APT (was: strange problem with apt/dselect)

On Thu, 14 Mar 2002 14:06:20 +0100, Raffaele Sandrini wrote:

>On Wednesday 13 March 2002 21:58, Colin Watson wrote:
>> On Wed, Mar 13, 2002 at 08:36:00PM +0100, Raffaele Sandrini wrote:
>> > Can two Debian 3 systems with the exact same sources.list file have
>> > diferent packages avalible lists? I have on some packages diffrent
>> > version numbers and some packages are missing...
>> Perhaps you're updating with 'apt-get update' rather than 'dselect
>> update', and then using some tool (like 'dpkg -p' or dselect) that
>> expects dpkg's available database to be up to date?
>I didn't eaven know that dselect uses a difrent DB...
>I did a deselect update and everything was perfect.

OK, I am confused (not an unusual state).  Would dselect update cover
for apt-get update?  Or, should both be done?

On a further note, do I understand correctly that apt-get update updates
the current installed base, while dselect update updates all packages?
Yes I fear I am living beyond my mental means--Nash

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