Re: Release-critical Bugreport for February 7, 1999
On Mon, Feb 08, 1999 at 02:58:03PM +0100, Santiago Vila wrote:
> On Sun, 7 Feb 1999, Hamish Moffatt wrote:
> > On Sun, Feb 07, 1999 at 12:15:12AM -0600, BugScan reporter wrote:
> > > Package: general (pseudo)
> > > Maintainer: firstname.lastname@example.org
> > > 32888 base: Removing "Obsolete" package base kills a system
> > Is this any more release-critical now than it was for bo or hamm
> > (or even rex)? Removing the old timezone package can be pretty nasty too.
> Would a new "base" package of extra priority which zeroes
> /var/lib/dpkg/info/base.list in the *preinst* and contains absolutely no
> files fix this bug?
Ugly (especially modifying dpkg database files directly) but effective.
Hamish Moffatt VK3TYD email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org
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