Re: IMPORTANT: What can we do about the base package?
On Sun, 2 Mar 1997, Tony Finch wrote:
> Would it be possible to incorporate a really gross hack into makedev
> that `manually' removes the base package (so long as base-files and
> base-passwd are installed) without dpkg getting involved (i.e. by
> removing its files from /var/lib/dpkg/info and editing
> /var/lib/dpkg/status)? This idea will probably give Ian a fit...
The cleanest way would be to add a `remove-file-from-pkg' option to dpkg.