Re: Bug#338638: [Help] How to fix a buggy prerm script in sarge?
Sean Finney wrote:
> hi frank,
> On Sun, Nov 13, 2005 at 12:25:01PM +0100, Frank Küster wrote:
>> we just received a bug report that is caused by a buggy prerm script
>> in the package in sarge (it fails because it doesn't handle read-only
>> /usr/local properly). Is there any way to fix this, except documenting
>> it in the release notes?
> assuming that this is only a problem with removals (and not upgrades too,
> in which case the problem is quite a bit more complicated),
No, it's there also during an upgrade - we didn't special-case the
upgrade (which is by itself not a bug in this case).
It does occurr only under rather special cirumstances, and this is why
nobody didn't report this before; but it's not special enough that we
could claim we didn't need to know - it's even in the Policy
(/user/local may be mounted ro).
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