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16.02.2005 13:36

restore-dpkg-status skript


In cases, where your /var/lib/dpkg/status file is corrupt it's very difficult to restore it properly, so I wrote this little script to rebuild the status file.

Since the first version of this script never really worked, I wrote a new one today which works flawlessly (as far as I could test that on my systems). This script tries to rebuild the status-file by using the package-information (grep from /var/lib/dpkg/available) of all installed packages (ls in /var/lib/dpkg/info/).

Feature Requests, Comments or Bugreports via e-mail, please.

You can download this script here [BASH] and there's also a html-version of the syntax-highlighted code available here [EN].

Please read the comment-section on top of the script before first use!