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Old 10-24-2005, 03:11 PM   #1
AndeAnderson
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dpkg command line inquiry


I have read the man pages for dpkg and some other documents, but none of them explain how to read the command line output when I do a "dpkg -l".

The first two spaces contain letters, for example:

ii
un
rc
pn

Are these letters read as separate informational items or are they read together?

None of the documentation addresses this basic question and I have stopped assuming things a long time ago.

Thanks

Last edited by AndeAnderson; 10-24-2005 at 03:16 PM.
 
Old 10-25-2005, 06:11 AM   #2
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Here you go, the letters are initials for the following:

First letter: Desired=Unknown/Install/Remove/Purge/Hold
Second letter: Status=Not/Installed/Config-files/Unpacked/Failed-config/Half-installed
Third letter: Error=(none)/Hold/Reinst-required/X=both-problems (Status,Err: uppercase=bad)
 
  


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