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Re: dpkg-nondebbin and improper system installation

On Wed, 6 Dec 1995, Bruce Perens wrote:

> A number of people have attempted or succeeded in using dpkg-nondebbin
> or a dpkg compiled on their local systems to install Debian without
> using the bootstrap floppies. As far as I am aware, this will yield a
> system that is broken in various ways (non-debian files in the system
> directories, things not configured, etc.). At the very least we should
> discourage this procedure.

Perhaps dpkg-nondebin should check if it's running on a debian
system and, if it is, either refuse to proceed or issue a strong

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