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Re: Moving contrib and non-free of master.debian.org

These methods only work reliably if one uses dselect or apt.

The philosophical/political/religious status of Debian packages is
usually only found in the Packages files, those of us who don't use the
package fetching tools (too much overhead for me) do not have this
information handy unless we specifically went and downloaded the
Packages files.

So... until Debian makes the "status" field required (as in included in
the .deb) or someone rewrites VRMS to prompt for a CD or to actually go
looking for Packages files on the 'net...

does VRMS report when it can not determine the status of a package.

- Bruce


On Mon, 28 Jun 1999, Antti-Juhani Kaijanaho wrote:

> On Mon, Jun 28, 1999 at 01:29:20AM -0500, Adam Heath wrote:
> > dpkg-awk 'section:.*non-free.*' -- package|sed -ne 's/\(..*\)/\1/p'
> grep-status -F Section -s Package non-free
> ;-)
> And to get a list of all non-free packages currently installed:
>   grep-status -F Section -s Package,Status non-free |
>    grep-dctrl -n -F Status -s Package 'install ok installed'
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