Joined: Aug. 2006
||Posted: Aug. 12 2006,22:41
Hi, I found that the dsl-dpkg.dsl package comes with a lot of extra baggage. There is almost 6MB of stuff in /var/lib/dpkg. Some of it not useful, like the md5s in /var/lib/dpkg/info. Other stuff is potentially useful but problematic -- I could see it could be useful to have a list of the deb packages that are already installed in a base dsl installation, so that the dependency checking would work when I try to grab more packages with apt-get -- but the packages listed in here don't really reflect the ones that came with my version of dsl (3.0.1)
For example, to grab the "unzip" package, I have to do
sudo apt-get remove unzip
sudo apt-get install unzip
because /var/lib/dpkg/status that came with dsl-dpkg.dsl says the unzip package is already installed, although in fact it isn't installed on my machine.
Just wanted to share this, thanks.