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Re: postinst scripts failing because a new conffile wasn't accepted: Is it a bug?

On Mon, Oct 31, 2005 at 07:52:27PM +0100, Frank Küster wrote:
> You mean the postinst script should succeed even if the program is not
> able to work?  This doesn't fit with the meaning of "Depends", because
> other packages declare a Depends exactly because they want to use the
> program, they want it to function.  If they cannot rely on it's working
> after the postinst has completed successfully, this a severe bug IMO.

What you are describing sounds like a Pre-Depends.  That is, package y
Depends on package x being installed and properly configured before
package y can be installed.

Roberto C. Sanchez

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