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

On Thu, Jan 06, 2005 at 11:22:47PM +0100, Joerg Jaspert wrote:
> Sorry, but a package can't install a brain.
> It builds a new package, so you look at that one before you do
> anything. Where is the problem?

Why even bother having the concept of dependencies in the first
place?  Why not just look at what anything needs and make
sure it's always there first?

I don't know what dpkg bothers to try to install things it
should be able to know beforehand won't succeed.

The problem is it uninstalls the old version of the thing,
so now whatever functionality you had is gone.

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