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Re: any plan for the bad bugs and hamm?

At 23:52 -0700 1998-06-15, Adam P. Harris wrote:
>dpkg              17381  dpkg: please add
>--force-overwrite-inexistant-files and default to it ;) [143]  (Klee
>Dienes and Ian Jackson <dpkg-maint@chiark.greenend.org.uk>)

I don't think this is really a bug, the first example shows an overlap
between two packages, and the second has two artificial packages both
containing /usr/doc/foobar, one is installed, the /usr/doc directory is
removed, and the other package is installed, dpkg complains about the

>dpkg              20401  Problems updating bo -&gt; hamm [76]  (Klee
>Dienes and Ian Jackson <dpkg-maint@chiark.greenend.org.uk>)

That one can be resolved by raising the maximum number of errors allowed,
which is a tiny patch.

>dpkg-dev          20776  dpkg-dev: dpkg-dev does not use emacsen-commen
>method of installing .el files [69]  (Klee Dienes and Ian Jackson
>dpkg-dev          21186  dpkg-dev: dpkg-dev has a file also provided in
>dpkg [60]  (Klee Dienes and Ian Jackson

These two can't be too hard to fix.
Joel "Espy" Klecker
Debian GNU/Linux Developer

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