Re: Bug#497304: general: packages cannot be partially installed
]] Steve Greenland
| There have been proposals in the past to allow filtering of directories
| in dpkg for precisely this reason. I don't know whether it turned out to
| be infeasable, or just that no one has implemented it.
There's an outstanding patch for it in the
branch. It'll probably be merged post-lenny.
Tollef Fog Heen
UNIX is user friendly, it's just picky about who its friends are