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Re: Uploaded dpkg-mountable 0.7 (source i386) to erlangen

Package: dpkg-mountable
Version: 0.7

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Craig Sanders <cas@taz.net.au> writes:

> On Sat, 9 May 1998 andy.mortimer@zetnet.co.uk wrote:
> > Changes: 
> >  dpkg-mountable (0.7) unstable frozen; urgency=low
> >    * Fix the location of the autoup.sh script.
> curious.  does it use autoup or just mention it?

If a predependency fails, it says "If you're upgrading from bo to hamm, use
the autoup script here".

> did you include my patch to fix the "allow overwrite" option?

No, I've never seen it before.

> it's a simple one line addition....i've just made the change manually on
> every system i have installed it on. it is needed on systems running recent
> versions of dpkg (since i believe) which have --refuse-overwrite by
> default. The previous behaviour was to have --force-overwrite as the
> default. My patch makes it work correctly regardless of what dpkg's default
> behaviour is.

OK, good point; I hadn't twigged this. I'll fix it in the next version.

> i didn't post it directly to you, but to debian-devel back in Feb.

I probably missed it.



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> here's what i wrote back then:
> I had to modify /usr/lib/dpkg/methods/install after dpkg got upgraded to
> so that the "allowoverwrite=1" option still worked.
> --- /usr/lib/dpkg/methods/mountable/install.orig	Thu Feb 26 09:09:55 1998
> +++ /usr/lib/dpkg/methods/mountable/install	Thu Feb 26 09:10:11 1998
> @@ -329,6 +329,7 @@
>      my $dpkgargs="--admindir=$vardir --refuse-downgrade --skip-same-version --auto-deconfigure --unpack";
>      $dpkgargs = "--refuse-overwrite ".$dpkgargs unless $::allowoverwrite;
> +    $dpkgargs = "--force-overwrite ".$dpkgargs if $::allowoverwrite;
>      if (!syscmd("$bindir/logcmd -aq -f $::logfile -- dpkg $dpkgargs $flist")) {
>  	# parse the list of problematical files, and remove them from our list,
>  	# then carry on.
> craig
> --
> craig sanders

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