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Re: How to ensure packages generated from -source are installable?

On Mon, Jan 03, 2005 at 11:33:21AM +0100, Thomas Hood wrote:
> Right.  Do you regard this as a problem?

It would be a lot smarter to check if the install would succeed
before unpacking it.  If you were replacing a previous alsa-modules 
package, the old one will be uninstalled and non-functional (please 
correct me me if I'm wrong) and you won't have any sound until you get 
around to fixing it.  If you were replacing a previous 
ndiswrapper-modules, now your network card is hosed and you *can't* use 
apt -f to fix the problem unless you connect to the network the other 

Transactions should be atomic, consistent, isolated, and durable.  This 
fails the "atomic" and "isolated" tests.

Don't sweat it, I can very easily write my own wrapper around dpkg -i 
that first dumps the depends and refuses to install if they aren't met.

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