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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?

- Bruce

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