[CoLoCo] Ubuntu 8.04 Beta Released

Scott Scriven ubuntu-us-co at toykeeper.net
Sat Mar 22 21:29:36 GMT 2008

* David L. Willson <DLWillson at TheGeek.NU> wrote:
> > cat my-pkg-list > dpkg --set-selections
> I haven't used the feature in question, but that doesn't look right...  Did you mean:
>   cat my-pkg-list | dpkg --set-selections

Probably.  And though I love cats, I feel the need to point 
something out...  As Einstein said:

    You see, wire telegraph is a kind of a very, very long cat.  
    You pull his tail in New York and his head is meowing in Los 
    Angeles.  Do you understand this?  And radio operates exactly 
    the same way: you send signals here, they receive them there.  
    The only difference is that there is no cat.

With that in mind, it's a little cleaner to run this instead:

    dpkg --set-selections < my-pkg-list


-- Scott

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