Bug#1382: rcs not recognized by dpkg
On Tue, 19 Sep 95 22:27 BST, Ian Jackson <email@example.com> said:
> What do you mean, it `refuses to mark it as having been configured'
Yes. The main symptom of the problem is that dselect/dpkg complains
that rcs has not been configured when I try to install cvs. When I
say "marked" I'm refering to the flags in the "Select" listing. I
could not find an explanation of these three characters (it's probably
there somewhere--I didn't look very hard). I did notice that all the
other packages got a "*" in the first column once they had been
configured. This does not happen with rcs.
> What happens if you type `dpkg --configure rcs',
I didn't try this. I was running dselect on my friend's new pentium.
Unfortunately, my own machine it completely dead. :-( I won't be able
to get back to this until the weekend. I'll try configuring by hand
> or use the `configure' option from the dselect menu ?
The "configure" option didn't display any messages at all regarding
> dpkg should not fail to configure a package without producing error
You're right, of course. I'll double check this weekend to make sure
I didn't miss something.