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Re: Use of dpkg --set-selections is brain-dead?

T wrote:

On Thu, 31 Aug 2006 16:57:10 -0400, Michael S. Peek wrote:

...  If I specify: lpr- and cupsys-bsd+ (which conflicts w/ lpr),
then apt-get chokes on cupsys-bsd, saying that it can't proceed because it
conflicts w/ lpr (duh, that's what the lpr- on the command line was for).

It should work. That's the trick I used to play. Now I'm thinking that
your whole package management system is in some kind of weird stage now...
That could very well be I suppose. I've been hacking on my script, re-run, hack some more, etc...

Is there a command to force dpkg to check and rebuild the database? (This is on a test machine, so I could just reinstall it, but what would I do on a user's machine where reinstalling is, at best, a last resort?)

Michael Peek

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