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

On Fri, Jan 07, 2005 at 12:30:10AM +0100, Jose Carlos Garcia Sogo wrote:
> including insulting you when you type stupid commands. But you don't
> have the right to insult people because you are pissed for not being
> clever enough of looking for dependencies before installing a package by
> hand using dpkg, which is a low level aimed for admins util, and for not
> keeping a backup of old package.

There is no way to use -source packages without using dpkg.
Some people here have offered alternatives, and I was just asking
for alternatives, and got stoned silence.  You for example didn't tell 
me a thing except "lump it."

But I get it now: dpkg is no smarter than rpm.  Lots of people don't 
like RPM based distros because they break.  I might point out that 
source packages by design expect you to use dpkg so by conclusion people 
aren't going to like them any more than they like RPM-based distros.

I understand foo-source not Depending on foo-utils.
I do not understand foo-source not Suggesting foo-utils,
or something like foo-source-installable depending on foo-source and 

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