Bug#85960: wishlist: apt-get should 'dpkg-repack' packages before upgrade or removal
It would be very nice, especially when using Debian unstable, for
apt-get to be able to automagically save the installed copy of packages
it intends to upgrade or remove. Invoking 'dpkg-repack' on the list of
packages that will be upgraded or removed, while not perfect, would be
a good start.
If this capability already exists, it might be nice to document it
as an example somewhere in the apt-get man page.
-- System Information
Debian Release: testing/unstable
Kernel: Linux genki 2.2.18-zb-686-smp #1 SMP Fri Dec 15 21:28:14 EST 2000 i686
Versions of packages apt depends on:
ii libc6 2.2.1-1 GNU C Library: Shared libraries an
ii libstdc++2.10 1:2.95.2-14 The GNU stdc++ library