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Re: [gNewSense-users] Would this script be useful to clean up Package fi

From: Karl Goetz
Subject: Re: [gNewSense-users] Would this script be useful to clean up Package files?
Date: Sun, 18 May 2008 14:50:27 +0930

On Sun, 2008-05-18 at 01:08 -0400, Bake Timmons wrote:
> >> Given the contents of a package file, any "Suggests:" or "Recommends:"
> >> lines are stripped of any names of packages with no installation
> >> candidate, e.g., non-free packages.
> >> 
> >> Attached is a little (lightly tested) filter script.  Time for me to
> >> file a bug on this, as Sam suggested.
> >
> > I think i follow :)
> >
> > I take it the usage would be server side while generating
> > Packages[,.gz,.bz2], before pushing to the mirror?
> Yes -- unless there is a better way.

Sounds like the best place to do it to me :) (means we dont have to
re-patch every package management tool to cope)

Karl Goetz,
Debian user / Ubuntu contributor / gNewSense contributor

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