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Re: dpkg_1.16.1.1~bpo60+1_i386.changes REJECTED

On Thu, 03 Nov 2011, Gerfried Fuchs wrote:
> one. The troublesome part is that the whole dpkg suite will be made
> available to endusers, and the side-effects of dpkg itself as central
> package tool aren't addressed, at all.

Can you point me to those side effects?

I will gladly revert some of the changes that are causing you such griefs.
Here are some possible candidates (extracted from debian/changelog):

  * Do not allow versions starting with non-digit when doing strict
    parsing, warn otherwise.
  => we could change this by enabling --force-bad-version by default
     and disabling the warnings

If you review the changes since squeeze's dpkg, you will see that
concerning dpkg, there are mostly bugfixes and cleanups. Very few
new features. The major new feature is:

  * dpkg: support new "interest-noawait" and "activate-noawait" trigger
  => this has no effect if no packages are using it

Raphaël Hertzog ◈ Debian Developer

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