Re: Always run dpkg --dry-run -i before running dpkg -i!
On Thu, Jan 06, 2005 at 11:37:52PM +0100, Marc 'HE' Brockschmidt wrote:
> William Ballard <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> > 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.
> Like rm, dpkg is a tool for system administrators. It will not protect
> you from potentially harmful actions because it assumes that you know
> what you do.
I already knew that. That's why I said you have to use it in this
Or else maybe you just like eyeballing things and doing everything
manually, and you run slackware.