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Re: If *-module depends on *-utils, should *-source recommend it?

On Wed, 12 Jan 2005 01:15:01 -0500, William Ballard
<nospam_40811@alltel.net> wrote:
> On Tue, Jan 11, 2005 at 09:57:23PM -0800, Michael K. Edwards wrote:
> > I think I'm of the "it's a low-level tool, you can shoot yourself in
> > the foot if you insist on it" school.
> Then the problem is source packages force you to use this low level too.
> That's why I said I will never install a package with dpkg, but only
> with apt.

Did you read the rest of what I wrote?  I don't think you insisted
hard enough on shooting yourself in the foot to warrant the outcome
that you got, unless there's a good reason why it has to be that way. 
So I'm asking about what would come of changing the default behavior
in that situation, as long as you could still get the current behavior
with --force-unpack.  Once I think I understand the knock-on effects,
I might attempt to code up a patch, if someone else doesn't beat me to
it.  The maintainer might not accept it, but you could still apply it
if you want.

- Michael

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