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

* 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.

If you use dpkg -i, sure you do.  dpkg is a low-level tool; treating
it as anything else will give surprising and annoying results.

| I have started to use temporary apt repositories instead of
| dpkg -I which fixes my problem.  And accepted that package-
| generating packages do not Suggest dependencies of the generated
| package.

Ok, good. :)

Tollef Fog Heen                                                        ,''`.
UNIX is user friendly, it's just picky about who its friends are      : :' :
                                                                      `. `' 

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