dpkg 1.1.3: Pre-Depends supported in dselect
This version is the first one to take account of Pre-Depends fields
when doing `mass installations' using dselect. This feature is fairly
untested, but the basic idea is that you take an a.out Debian
installation, upgrade your dpkg to 1.1.3 (the a.out version) and then
run dselect from it. It should be able to upgrade everything in the
right order, if the dependencies and so forth are right.
There are still a couple of things I want to do to dselect to make its
user interface somewhat better, but this can happen in parallel with
The ELF build of this version is broken, so this is a.out only.
There'll be an ELF of 1.1.4.
dpkg (1.1.3); priority=LOW
* dselect disk methods support Pre-Depends installation ordering.
* When dpkg fails and --auto-deconfigure would help it says so.
* dpkg --search output lists several packages with same file on one line.
* Improved dpkg usage message somewhat.
* dpkg-deb --build checks permissions and types of maintainer scripts.
* dpkg-deb --build treats misspecified conffiles as error, not warning.
* dpkg --print-architecture prints compiler's architecture while
dpkg --version (&c) print system's arch (this to help cross-compiling).
* More minor guidelines changes, including dir entry fixup.
* configure script caches more values.
* Changed maintainer email address to firstname.lastname@example.org.
-- Ian Jackson <email@example.com> Sat, 16 Mar 1996 19:18:08 +0000
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