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

William Ballard <nospam_40811@alltel.net> writes:

> On Fri, Jan 07, 2005 at 12:30:10AM +0100, Jose Carlos Garcia Sogo wrote:
>> including insulting you when you type stupid commands. But you don't
>> have the right to insult people because you are pissed for not being
>> clever enough of looking for dependencies before installing a package by
>> hand using dpkg, which is a low level aimed for admins util, and for not
>> keeping a backup of old package.
> There is no way to use -source packages without using dpkg.

Of cause there is, about a million of them.

Check out

man dpkg-scanpackages
man apt-ftparchive
dak on cvs.debian.org
mirrorer project on alioth
apt-cache show mini-dinstall
debpool from experimental
the debian-amd64 archive tools

for some starting points.

The way to go is not to use dpkg -i blindly but to put your build debs
somwhere so you can use a proper frontent like apt-get or aptitude.


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