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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 10:46:31 +0930

On Sat, 2008-05-17 at 02:04 -0400, Bake Timmons wrote:
> When I tried to install a package recently, a non-free package was
> suggested to me.  This compelled me to write a script that filters out
> from "Suggests:" and "Recommends:" lines any package that is not
> a main or universe "Package:" or "Provides:".  Here is an excerpt from
> a diff between the current gNS and my filtered version:
> ----------------------------------------------------------------------

> ----------------------------------------------------------------------
> What the deleted package names all have in common is that they have no
> installation candidate.  Non-free packages are a strict subset of such
> files.

Nice work.

Just wondering - what is getting filtered exactly?

Karl Goetz,
Debian user / Ubuntu contributor / gNewSense contributor

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