distributions: UBUNTU vs DEBIAN

Daniel Carrera daniel.carrera at zmsl.com
Thu Apr 20 22:05:41 UTC 2006

Antony Gelberg wrote:
>>> The p is Desired=Purge.  The n is Status=Not installed.  man dpkg 
>>> explains.  You should get into the habit of typing man <command> if 
>>> you aren't sure what any command does.  In this case there is a 
>>> section headed "INFORMATION ABOUT PACKAGES".
>> Don't be a jerk Antony. Btw, the section "INFORMATION ABOUT PACKAGES" 
>> does not say that p is "Desired=Purge" or that n is "Status=Not 
>> installed". Instead it explains what "purge", "install", etc mean 
>> which I already knew and has nothing to do with the question at hand.
> Don't call me a jerk.  I was trying to help you. 
> http://www.ubuntu.com/community/conduct

RTFM is not helping, especially when the M doesn't actually contain the 
information required. (btw, actually I /am/ in the habit of reading man 

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