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Re: Possibly quite a few bugs?

On Mon, Oct 02, 2000 at 04:46:26PM -0500, bounce-debian-devel=Daniel_Burrows=brown.edu@lists.debian.org was heard to say:
> Sorry I couldn't be more descriptive with the subject, and I hope
> I can make this clear to those reading this.
> I encountered a rather odd thing the other day, some documentation
> links with dhelp were still present even though I had used 
> dpkg --purge to remove the package.
> After further investigation I have uncovered what appears to be
> a large number of bugs with the maintainer scripts. On my system
> alone I have 26 packages that exhibit this problem.
> Details:
> A large number of maintainer scripts use a form of quoting in
> the event the script was called with unknown arguments
> ( ie echo "postrm called with unknown argument \`$1'" >&2 )

  These are probably generated by debhelper (I know that I didn't write this
code by hand for aptitude..), so you should probably file a bug against it.
That'll also save you a lot of time :-)


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