Derek Broughton news at
Thu Sep 20 17:20:53 UTC 2007

sktsee wrote:

> Any tool that actually manipulates (updates, installs, removes, etc.)
> the the Debian package database ultimately execs dpkg (dpkg being the
> suite of low level tools used for Debian package management) to do the
> grunt work. 
> You are correct that most of the high level tools like aptitude link
> to /usr/lib/ library. However if you do a
> strace on a command like the following, you'll see the exec calls to
> dpkg to carry out the actual installation of the package:

You have me almost convinced :-) 

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