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Re: setup.exe and column dividers

Brian Dessent <> wrote in"> 

> "J. David Boyd" wrote:
>> Does anyone know where, in what file, the information for setup.exe
>> is stored as it pertains to the column dividers?
>> At some point in the past, I did 'something' so that all I see in the
>> window is the current version.  I have to move FAR to the right, and
>> drag back the column divider, 6 or 7 times, until I can see all the
>> pertinent fields at once in the program window.
> Check your /etc/setup/installed.db for a package with a long string of
> repeating version numbers, e.g. "foo-" or something
> like that.  At some point in the past there was a packaging error that
> named a package with an improper version, and for whatever reason
> setup got confused by this and recored this malformed version number. 
> The columns adjust their size to fit the widest element in the column,
> and if you have this bogus package number that would cause it.
> Alternatively, if you just switch to the Full view and page through
> the list you should be able to find the package that is causing the
> column to be so wide.  Uninstall/reinstall that package.
> Brian

Thanks very much, I will check this out...


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