JP Vossen on 26 Oct 2009 11:27:23 -0700

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Re: [PLUG] aptitude/apt-get DB issue (fixed, fyi)

> Date: Sun, 25 Oct 2009 17:48:33 -0400
> From: Casey Bralla <>
> Subject: Re: [PLUG] aptitude/apt-get DB issue (fixed, fyi)
> Thanks for the data for the record, but could you please explain a couple of 
> your dpkg options.
> What the heck are "no-debsig", "no-triggers", and "update-manager"?
> I could not find them in my dpkg man pages, nor could I find them online.

Huh, that's odd, since I got them out of my man pages...

$ cat /etc/lsb-release

$ uname -a
Linux mini9 2.6.31-14-lpia #48-Ubuntu SMP Fri Oct 16 14:03:04 UTC 2009 
i686 GNU/Linux

$ apt-cache show update-manager
Package: update-manager
Description: GNOME application that manages apt updates
This is the GNOME apt update manager. It checks for updates and lets the 
user choose which to install.

$ man dpkg
               Do not try to verify package signatures.

               Do not run any triggers in  this  run  (activations  will
               still  be recorded).  If used with --configure package or
               --triggers-only package then the named  package  postinst
               will  still be run even if only a triggers run is needed.
               Use of this option may leave  packages  in  the  improper
               triggers-awaited and triggers-pending states. This can be
               fixed later by running: dpkg --configure --pending.

I see "--no-debsig" in 'man dpkg' in Debian Etch, so that's been there a 
while.  And I see "--no-triggers" in Debian Lenny but not Ubuntu Hardy. 
  I don't have any Ubuntu machines but Hardy and Karmic handy, so I'm 
not sure when it hit Ubuntu.  Karmic for sure, might have been sooner.

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