this could be — should be? — a really simple question,
but since my admin experience with Debian is zilch,
I'm a bit lost ATM....
I have access to two Debian machines, A and B, which
are similar(/identical?) hardware.
( you may assume both machines are _supposed_ to Sarge 3.1,
but do _not_ assume anything too much about how they were
installed — I suspect unknown differences in installation
procedures are the root cause of several oddities. )
I am _not_ superuser (root) on either.
I can ssh(1) to, from, and between the two.
I want to compare the packages installed on A with those
installed on B:
+ what does A have that B doesn't?
+ what does B have that A doesn't?
+ what do both have, but _different_ versions?
maybe related, I would also like to verify, or at least
make a sensible guess (keeping in mind I'm not root),
whether or not a package is installed correctly.
(ATM, it's permissions that I think are fscked up.)
pointers or recipes would be appreciated.
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