distributions: UBUNTU vs DEBIAN
cgrigs at earthlink.net
Thu Apr 20 21:02:32 UTC 2006
Daniel Carrera wrote:
> Matthew R. Dempsky wrote:
>>> $ sudo dpkg -l ubuntu-desktop
>> You don't need to be root to run ``dpkg -l''.
> That, I didn't know. Thanks.
>>> |/ Err?=(none)/Hold/Reinst-required/X=both-problems (Status,Err:
>>> ||/ Name Version Description
>>> pn ubuntu-desktop <none> (no description available)
>>> Not sure what "pn" means.
>> The p stands for purge, the n stands for not installed. See the
>> Desired= and Status= comments at the top of the output.
> I see the Desired= and Status= comments, but I can't make sense of them.
> For exxample, it says "Not", "Installed", "Failed-config" and
> "Half-installed". Those are not mutually compatible AFAICS.
Have you looked at man dpkg and info dpkg?
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