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Bug#45575: Misleading dpkg error message

Previously Francesco Potorti` wrote:
> root@pot# dpkg -i -force-depend /var/tmp/linbot_1.0b9-1.deb
> dpkg-deb: unknown option -i

Heh. Funny one :). What happens is that one of the letters in
"force-depend" is a command that is handled by dpkg-deb. So what dpkg
does it invoke dpkg-deb with all the other options, including the -i.
And dpkg-deb doesn't know about -i and rightfully gives an error.

Still something that should be fixed though..


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