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Bug#1382: rcs not recognized by dpkg

On Tue, 19 Sep 95 22:27 BST, Ian Jackson <iwj10@cus.cam.ac.uk> said:

> What do you mean, it `refuses to mark it as having been configured'
> ?

Yes.  The main symptom of the problem is that dselect/dpkg complains
that rcs has not been configured when I try to install cvs.  When I
say "marked" I'm refering to the flags in the "Select" listing.  I
could not find an explanation of these three characters (it's probably
there somewhere--I didn't look very hard).  I did notice that all the
other packages got a "*" in the first column once they had been
configured.  This does not happen with rcs.

> What happens if you type `dpkg --configure rcs',

I didn't try this.  I was running dselect on my friend's new pentium.
Unfortunately, my own machine it completely dead.  :-(  I won't be able
to get back to this until the weekend.  I'll try configuring by hand

> or use the `configure' option from the dselect menu ?

The "configure" option didn't display any messages at all regarding

> dpkg should not fail to configure a package without producing error
> messages.

You're right, of course.  I'll double check this weekend to make sure
I didn't miss something.


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