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Re: [RFC] Changing APT to pre-depend on ${shlibs:Depends}

On Do, 2011-04-28 at 09:42 +0200, Julien Cristau wrote:
> On Thu, Apr 28, 2011 at 09:18:05 +0200, Julian Andres Klode wrote:
> > We do count situations like
> > http://lists.debian.org/deity/2011/04/msg00154.html
> > 
> > <676992.81078.qm@web26502.mail.ukl.yahoo.com>
> > 
> That seems silly.  They broke their system using dpkg -i, they can fix
> it with dpkg -i.
While that's possible, there is no reason this has to be the case. And
depending on the situation, this may require users to fetch multiple
packages which is not easy without APT (or other package managers). 

Ensuring that APT always works unless a library is broken or the user
used dpkg with --force seems to be useful.
Julian Andres Klode  - Debian Developer, Ubuntu Member

See http://wiki.debian.org/JulianAndresKlode and http://jak-linux.org/.

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