Re: choice of languages for debian system tool?
On Sat, Jan 31, 2004 at 10:49:59AM -0700, Monique Y. Herman wrote:
> On 2004-01-31, John Hasler penned:
> > Not true. Perl is in the base system. You have to stick to basic
> > Perl, though. No libraries.
> I'm confused. I opened up aptitude, went to installed packages->base,
> and I see no perl there. Now, reading your comment, I used
> `dpkg -p perl-base` and sure enough, it says Section: base.
> So, um, is there a way to list all packages that are in a particular
> section? My aptitude test must have been naive, but I'm not sure why.
> Other than my just-now "reverse-engineered" approach of trying the url
> http://packages.debian.org/unstable/base/ , that is.
Try grep-dctrl. For what it's worth, though, the base section is pretty
much obsolete as a specification of what's in base; the actual
definition nowadays is "whatever debootstrap installs".
Colin Watson [email@example.com]