Bug#4449: marked as done (dselect feedback missing)
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From: Barak Pearlmutter <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: dselect feedback missing
When you go through lots of dselect work editing the package selection
menu, then you're done (whew!) and you hit the big INSTALL button ...
before dselect goes ahead and installs stuff, it should give you a
very short description of what it's about to do, and give you a chance
to back out if you want. Eg:
The following will be installed:
foo-1.1-1a, bar-2.2-2b, taper-6.2-1
and the following will be upgraded to new versions:
lyx-0.9.23-1 recommends dvips, which is not installed, but is available.
taper-6.2-1 recommends ftape, which is not available.
This is particularly important because the whole selection process is
succeptable to error, given the wealth of packages, one-keystroke
commands, modes, conflict resolutions, automatic posting of install
requests due to dependencies and recommendations, etc.
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Date: Sun, 10 Oct 1999 02:14:10 -0400
From: Ben Collins <email@example.com>
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Subject: some dpkg bug maintainence with permission from wichert
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1685: dpkg-split command line parsing.
My take on this, the options expected aren't in a compatible format,
so it can't be made GNU style. Also the man page shows that the
complained about format is expected. IMO, if it's documented as such,
then it should be acceptible. GNU is not the endall argument format.
16217: prompting for clearing avail on updates in dselect
dselect doesn't seem to do this anymore
10263: segfaults on upgrade
Very old bug concerning libc5->libc6 upgrades. I don't think we have any
way to really reproduce it, plus the reports show that the cause was
possibly found from some dependencies, but the original poster never
4074: conffile's left behind
Not a current problem with dpkg it seems
1037: dselect help screen
Ian said he would fix this in the report when he released the C version of
dpkg, that seems to have occured (bug report is vague on what the actual bug
is, and attempts at clarifying have failed).
Ben....more to come