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Re: dpkg: half-installed packages

Manoj Srivastava <srivasta@datasync.com> writes:

> >>"Sven" == Sven Rudolph <sr1@os.inf.tu-dresden.de> writes:
> Sven> I need a way to tell dpkg that a package it is installed, so
> Sven> that dpkg knows about the installed files. On the other hand
> Sven> dpkg should replace this package with the complete package, even
> Sven> if the versions are the same.
> Sven> Is anything like this implemented ?
> 	There is an unofficial package floating around that tells dpkg
>  that a package is installed (essentially, this uses dpkg to edit the
>  status file).

Where can I find this?

> 	dpkg -i shall install any package, regardless of the version
>  installed (barring dependency problems).
> 	Am I missing something?

I wan't the packages to be replaced in the regular dpkg -iGROEB run,
so dpkg has to know about this special case.

Sven Rudolph <sr1@inf.tu-dresden.de>

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