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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 

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