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dpkg ( lucid-proposed; urgency=low

  * Cherry-pick fixes for sync() behaviour in dpkg (LP: #624877):
    - Disable by default usage of synchronous sync(2), as it causes undesired
      I/O on unrelated file systems. Closes: #588339, #595927, #600075
    - On Linux use sync_file_range() to initiate asynchronous writeback
      of just unpacked files. Suggested by Ted Ts'o <email address hidden>.
      Thanks to Jonathan Nieder <email address hidden>. Closes: #605009
 -- Michael Jeanson <email address hidden>   Fri, 14 Sep 2012 09:43:09 -0400

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dpkg: Debian package management system

 This package provides the low-level infrastructure for handling the
 installation and removal of Debian software packages.
 For Debian package development tools, install dpkg-dev.

dpkg-dev: Debian package development tools

 This package provides the development tools (including dpkg-source)
 required to unpack, build and upload Debian source packages.
 Most Debian source packages will require additional tools to build;
 for example, most packages need make and the C compiler gcc.

dselect: Debian package management front-end

 dselect is a high-level interface for managing the installation and
 removal of Debian software packages.
 Many users find dselect intimidating and new users may prefer to use
 apt-based user interfaces.