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Re: Always run dpkg --dry-run -i before running dpkg -i!

On Thu, Jan 06, 2005 at 11:10:16PM +0100, Michelle Konzack wrote:
> Am 2005-01-06 16:58:56, schrieb William Ballard:
> > Given that -source packages do not adequately specify the dependencies 
> > to be able to use the output, one must NEVER run "dpkg -i" a given deb 
> > without first running "dpkg --dry-run -i" on the same debs and verifying 
> > that it returns a zero exit code.
> What about 
> dpkg-scanpackages . /dev/null >Packages
> in the same directory and entering the informations
> in "/etc/apt/sources.lists" ?
> After an "apt-get update" you can use "apt-get install"
> to get your package running

That's a good idea.  Thanks!

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