Re: bugs + rant + constructive criticism (long)
On Tue, 2 Jan 2001, Jim Lynch wrote:
> Hi Eric.
> One of the things you said, is:
> Some packages refuse to install, and of course, break apt in the process.
> Right now, I'm *hopefully* going to be able to repair a totally hosed
> server that failed an apt-get because MAN AND GROFF failed to install
> properly, ending the upgrade process and therefore stopping the install of
> all the perl/debian-perl packages except the binary, rendering apt
> practically useless.
This is more a response to Eric.
On my local system, I have a mostly functioning dpkg --command-pipe. This
allows apt to start dpkg once, then feed it a series of --install, --unpack,
--configure, --purge, --remove commands, and have dpkg run them in
sequence. The natural extension to that is --status-pipe, which I have
thought about previously, and will be doing coding on tonight. See
firstname.lastname@example.org(or the archives there of) for an actual simulated
apt run using --command-pipe.
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