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.