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Re: at is broken

Christoph <debian@waterf.org> writes:

> > dpkg --status foo | grep '^Status'
> And this works in a postinst script etc?

Yes.  tetex packages use it in the preinst, for example, to check if
old tex packages are installed.

> Will there not be a problem opening databases or such?

No.  dpkg's locking of status is not that course-grained.


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