distributions: UBUNTU vs DEBIAN
antony at wayforth.co.uk
Thu Apr 20 22:26:05 UTC 2006
Daniel Carrera wrote:
> 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.
> 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
Still no reason to call me a jerk. I really can't continue a discussion
of what you feel helps you as apparently you like to have the last word,
so it stops here.
Anyway, I hope that you now understand what the first two columns in the
output of dpkg -l mean. The package is not installed on your system, so
it was removed at some point, perhaps when you removed firefox and / or
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