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Re: "super" pkgs (was Re: Back to RedHat)

Stig Sandbeck Mathisen <ssm@debian.org> writes:

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> * Dan Jacobowitz (Tue, Sep 29, 1998 at 04:33:12PM -0400)
> > Recursive invocation of dpkg is VERY bad.
> Yeah, but you could set the status of the packages as removed or purged, set a
> variable RUN_DPKG_PURGE_AGAIN (or something) to trigger dpkg to run again
> after it has finished. Of course, this means you need that functionality in
> dpkg.

If configure fails in apt-get, it tries to run it again. 

Why not do this on purge, remove, etc.?

Jens.Ritter@weh.rwth-aachen.de       grimaldi@debian.org
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