Re: naive user
On Tue, Mar 16, 1999 at 02:05:50AM +0100, Wichert Akkerman wrote:
> Previously Navindra Umanee wrote:
> > Is there a better way to handle this sort of thing? Being a naive
> > user I simply copied over the default Debian binary and forgot all
> > about it but I hear rumours that in those in the BSD world have a
> > clean way of handling such things.
> Yes, use dpkg-divert. It even has a manpage :)
Is that a joke? It ain't funny.
The slink version of dpkg _does_ include a manpage for dpgk-divert:
| UNDOCUMENTED(7) Debian Linux UNDOCUMENTED(7)
| undocumented - No manpage for this program, utility or
| This program, utility or function does not have a useful
| manpage. Please do not report this as a bug, because this
| has already been reported as a bug; when a manpage becomes
| available it will be included, and the bug report closed
| <http://www.debian.org/Bugs/>. If you are a competent and
| accurate writer and are willing to spend the time reading
| the source code and writing good manpages please write a
| better man page than this one. Please contact the package
| maintainer in order to avoid several people working on the
| same manpage.
I'll save comments regarding screw ups with dpkg-divert because of its
PS: dpkg-divert _is_ good, you just have to play with it before actually
using it for anything useful.
- naive user
- From: Navindra Umanee <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Re: naive user
- From: Wichert Akkerman <email@example.com>