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

On Fri, Jan 07, 2005 at 11:08:40AM +0100, Michal Politowski wrote:
> Could you possibly explain clearly what is the difference
> between using dpkg -i to install a package build from some *-source
> and using it to install _any_ _other_ _package_?
> If you want the convenience of automatic dependencies installation
> use a frontend, you have been told how to.

None of the frontends (TTBOMK) allow you to install an arbitrary .deb
file though; they all want to fetch from a package repository.

"apt-get install <file.deb>" has been proposed before but isn't
implemented. Yet it's what's needed here (or equivalent).

As a workaround, the generated modules package could pre-depend on the
utils package. That would stop dpkg from unpacking it and leaving a
useless installation.

Hamish Moffatt VK3SB <hamish@debian.org> <hamish@cloud.net.au>

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