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Old 08-03-2004, 03:31 AM   #1
sunzaifa
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Is there any script to reverse the process of dpkg -i file-1.1.1.deb?


Supposed that I have installed a debian package using:
#dpkg -i someprog-1.1.1.deb

Then I deleted the someprog-1.1.1.deb
#rm sameprog-1.1.1.deb

Is there any way or any script to collect all installed
files and package them together as someprog-1.1.1.deb again?

Regards,
Sun Zai Fa
 
Old 08-03-2004, 04:20 AM   #2
jomen
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it would really help you a LOT if you read some documentation on how to use Debians package management-system!
It is really excellent - both the system itself as well as the documentation!

To answer your question:

usually - you do not install anything from command-line like you did - but this does not hurt - it is just by far not as convenient as it could be...

try using (and getting familiar with) debians utilities to manage the installation - I have always used "dselect" (which itself uses different tools to do its job..)

just typing "dselect" (while being root) should give you on overview on what is installed and what is available in your system - you will find the package you installed listed there - and can uninstall it this way.

"man dpkg" would have revealed the opposite option to "dpkg -i..." - which is "dpkg -r ..."
 
Old 08-03-2004, 10:01 AM   #3
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Install dpkg-repack:
Code:
apt-get install dpkg-repack
Then run:
Code:
dpkg-repack <package name>
If you don't know the package name, open "synaptic" and scroll through the installed packages. If you type:
Code:
man dpkg-repack
You can see more options and get more information.
 
  


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