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Old 04-02-2011, 10:20 AM
Marcin Owsiany
Default application of path-exclude/include to "dpkg --list"


It seems that currently the path-exclude/path-include options
specified in /etc/dpkg/dpkg.cfg* are not taken into account in the dpkg
--list output.

The "cruft" program uses dpkg --list to discover what files dpkg has
installed. Thus in some cases it it expects files to be present while
they were omitted by dpkg during unpack.

I have a bug (http://bugs.debian.org/619086) against the "cruft" package
to respect the path-exclude/path-include options specified in

However I think that this would be best implemented within the dpkg
package (either in dpkg proper - possibly as an option, or in a helper
filter program) because it already contains all the code to parse
options files and apply the filters to individual files. Please let me
know what you think? Please keep the bug in CC for the record.

Marcin Owsiany <porridge@debian.org> http://marcin.owsiany.pl/
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