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Bug#1169: Dpkg "bugs"

James A. Robinson writes ("Bug#1169: Dpkg "bugs""):
> Well, I did a complete install of my system using the new dpkg, and
> was extermely impressed.  It worked very smoothly.  Of course, I'm
> wondering when I won't have to type "--auto --no-also-select
> --install" at the command line.  Is it going to be packaged with
> Carl's HD meathod soon?

Yes, it is.

> On to the bugs.  I only found two: I install packages using the above
> flags from the root of a directory tree containing the deb files.  So
> I used "./" as an argument.
> Many times dpkg would say "installing foo (using .../foo.deb)" instead
> of "installing foo (using ./foobase/foo.deb)" as one would expect.

Hmm.  I think this is its attempts to keep the filenames short.  I
think the code is cutting in at the wrong moment.  I shall

> It claimed to fail to configure tclX, saying it was not ready to
> configure it, when in reality a dpkg -s tclX said it was completely
> installed.  I had also specfied tcl and tk, and it installed those, so
> I'm not sure if it was getting a dependency error or what...

Do you have a session log, please ?  This could be caused, I suppose,
by there being two copies of tclX in your binary packages tree.


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