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Bug#39893: dpkg: please add option to ignore pre{inst,rm} script

On Tue, Jun 22, 1999 at 12:23:22AM +0200, Wichert Akkerman wrote:
> Previously brinkmd@debian.org wrote:
> > That would make things a lot easier under some special circumstances.
> dpkg --fsys-tarfile package.deb | (cd / ; tar xf - )

unfortunately, this will not care about dependencies and will not update the
status database. What I do is extracting the tar file, unpacking the control
file, removing the pre* scripts, repackaging the file, and then running dpkg
--unpack on it. This works fine. I then move the pre* scripts into the
dpkg database area manually.

This is all done by cross-install, which I use to install the Hurd. The only
drawback is that it is very slow, because the package needs tobe extracted
twice and rebuild once.


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