On Wed, Apr 16, 2003 at 09:47:59PM +0000, Miquel van Smoorenburg wrote: > So I made sysvinit Pre-Depend on initscripts. But that results > in the following installation problem: > # dpkg -i *.deb Pre-Depends aren't resolved by a single invocation of dpkg -i (whereas Depends are). This is why you used to have to do those Install/Configure/Install/Configure cycles in dselect; apt should handle this correctly. > Unpacking initscripts (from initscripts_2.85-1_i386.deb) ... > Replacing files in old package sysvinit ... > Selecting previously deselected package sysv-rc. > Unpacking sysv-rc (from sysv-rc_2.85-1_i386.deb) ... > Replacing files in old package sysvinit ... > dpkg: regarding sysvinit_2.85-1_i386.deb containing sysvinit, pre-dependency > problem: > sysvinit pre-depends on initscripts > initscripts is unpacked, but has never been configured. > dpkg: error processing sysvinit_2.85-1_i386.deb (--install): > pre-dependency problem - not installing sysvinit So as long as you can go: dpkg -i initscripts sysv-rc dpkg -i sysvinit and not have errors, it shouldn't be a problem. Likewise, running dpkg --pending --configure, then rerunning dpkg -i should work too. Cheers, aj -- Anthony Towns <firstname.lastname@example.org> <http://azure.humbug.org.au/~aj/> I don't speak for anyone save myself. GPG signed mail preferred. ``Dear Anthony Towns: [...] Congratulations -- you are now certified as a Red Hat Certified Engineer!''
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