Re: Always run dpkg --dry-run -i before running dpkg -i!
On Sat, Jan 08, 2005 at 12:29:20PM +1100, Hamish Moffatt wrote:
> I don't know. That was the impression I got from the OP's rantings.
> It seemed that the old package worked without the -utils, but the
> new package didn't. So when the new package was unpacked (but
> couldn't be configured), it broke the working installation.
Right. Although technically the kernel module would still be loaded so
the network would still work until you reboot.
To be slap honest I actually didn't have too much problems -- I had
manually copied backup debs over before the upgrade, but I resented the
fact that the *-source package built a deb that required so much TLC and
planning to work with. I would have hoped the *-source package would
"wear it's requirement on it's sleeve."
The takeaway I've gotten from this is dpkg is dumb as a brick and I will
only *ever* use apt from a temporary repository. I like my transactions
to have ACID consistency and dpkg does not have this by design - apt