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Re: Help (Was: Bug#167585: med-dent: dependency nonsense woth database)

Am Mon, 2002-11-04 um 14.52 schrieb Karsten Hilbert:
> > Package A contains a client software or just depends from a browser
> > or something similiar.  It depends from a server which is provided by
> > package B.  I want to make sure that this server is accessible and
> > running to ensure that package A works.
> How about a post-install script that fails if the service
> isn't accessible which in turn asks the user whether to
> reverse the installation ?

The problem with that is, that you could have the service not beeing
available at the time of the installation. Maybe you are doing the
installation at nighttime, and a service is only available during
working hours. There must be a difference between installation and the
use of a package. There are also services like stocktickers, where the
service may be temporarily unavailable.


thilo pfennig

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