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

On Monday 10 January 2005 22:25, Wouter Verhelst wrote:
> Op ma, 10-01-2005 te 15:12 -0500, schreef William Ballard:
> > On Mon, Jan 10, 2005 at 08:33:02PM +0100, Tollef Fog Heen wrote:
> > > dpkg -I on the resulting package and looking at the depends?
> >
> > But you don't expect to do that for other packages.
> You can also just run 'apt-get -f install' once the dependency breakage
> occurs. That's what it's for.

This should be the last one should try, e.g. break the things with dpkg -i and 
then try to fix them with apt-get install -f, what if you have just broke 
apt ... yes I know one can handle that, but why spending extra time in a-la 
rpm hell [tm] situations, which could be avoided easily... The right way [tm] 
is to place the resulting deb in a local apt repo and install & whatever from 
there exploring the advantages of apt. That's what it's for.

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