Re: installer for non-free packages in contrib
On Tue, 9 Sep 2003, Colin Watson wrote:
> On Tue, Sep 09, 2003 at 01:24:07AM -0600, Bruce Sass wrote:
> > On Mon, 8 Sep 2003, Colin Watson wrote:
> > > * installs that package in such a way that it's registered in dpkg's
> > > database
> > do the install in the background when the dpkg DB area is unlocked
> Yuck! Please, no! Error handling? Error reporting? Reproducibility?
I agree the "Yuck!" factor is kinda high.
Why would error handling be affected; it is not like some automatic
error handling mechanism is being bypassed. Reporting would need to
be via email or a log, not realtime by why should that matter?
I don't know what you mean by "Reproducibility?"... installing should
do the same thing everytime irregardless of whether it is done by a
script or manually from the command line.
Does your lack of quoting or comment on the rest of the post mean you
don't see a problem with those parts of the scheme?