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Re: [vox-tech] Aptitude not being efficient;[was Cannot Connect to Comcast highspeed]
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Re: [vox-tech] Aptitude not being efficient;[was Cannot Connect to Comcast highspeed]

On Wed 24 May 06,  6:43 PM, Tim Riley <timriley@appahost.com> said:
> This is wierd: In aptitude I looked up the package 'dhcp-client',
> and it's current state is 'c' for the package was removed,
> but its configuration files are still present.

I always forget this, but doesn't "p" (for purge) mean the package is not
installed _and_ the config files are erased?  Otherwise, the config files
are left intact if you simply remove (not purge) the package.

> because the command 'locate' shows the existance of
> /sbin/dhclient (meaning it was there at some point in time),
> and the configuration file /etc/dhclient.conf is still there, but
> the command 'ls' shows the executable '/sbin/dhclient' not being
> there. So it was probably removed when I installed dhcpcd.

p@satan$ dpkg -p dhcp-client
Conflicts: dhcp-client-beta, dhcpcd

> Now I'm installing the package 'dhcp-client' in aptitude and
> it's reinstalling libc6-dev, taking 2 1/2 hours because of my
> slow modem.

Yikes!  I'm keeping my fingers crossed.

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