Re: dpkg reassembly of split packages, when to purge
Bill Mitchell writes:
>Perhaps I'm presuming too much about dselect, though. My presumption
>is that if package-1.0-1 comes fragmented in 50 .deb files, dselect
>will deal with it in user interaction as package-1.0-1, and not as
>the 50 separate fragments. I could be wrong in that presumption.
Seems like the right way to go.
>Again, I don't think Ian was proposing deleting the user's downloaded
>files. I think he was talking about copies of package fragment files
>cached by dpkg awaiting dpkg invocation to unpack the fragment which
>would complete the package.
Yes, that's what I was thinking of too.
Richard Kettlewell http://www.elmail.co.uk/staff/richard/
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