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

On Thu, 2005-01-06 at 19:25 -0500, William Ballard wrote:
> On Thu, Jan 06, 2005 at 07:13:02PM -0500, Greg Folkert wrote:
> > Fine then, don't use it. It'll pull the deps before it install the
> > modules and unloads them and re-loads them.
> I just didn't realize this crap was so brittle.
> So many ways to fix brokenness when I just don't know why dpkg even 
> bothers starting it knows it can't finish.  Sure you can say it's
> for experts but half-installing something you know the dependencies
> aren't there should be a Forced option, not the default.
> The solutioun as everybody has said and how I started this thread
> is just don't trust dpkg anymore than you trust rpm.
> apt-get direct packages or temporary apt repositories for me

Well, at least we all have learned from your "mistake"

Too bad it happened.
greg, greg@gregfolkert.net

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