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Bug#4474: marked as done (dpkg versus cron and at)

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Package: dpkg
Version: 1.2.11elf

I run into a problem with dpkg (or what):

I used to have 'cron' and 'at' on my system, but I suddenly realized,
that they are gone. I admit, I could have deleted them in 'dselect'
by mistake. However, it should be possible to install them again.
See bellow

This is the status in dselect
:    ------- Available Important packages in section admin -------
: -** Imp admin    at           2.9b-1      2.9b-1      Delayed job execution
: -** Imp admin    cron         3.0pl1-32   3.0pl1-32   management of regular

This is the status on console (similar results for 'man at' or 'find at'...)
:#type at cron
:type: at: not found
:type: cron: not found

To recover, I tried to delete (remove) at and cron in dselect, now it looks like
: --- Imp admin    at           2.9b-1      2.9b-1      Delayed job execution
: --- Imp admin    cron         3.0pl1-32   3.0pl1-32   management of regular

So now there should NOT be these packages. After I select them again
and try to install, I get from dselect
:Processing status file...
:Processing Package files...
: stable...
: non-free...
:Constructing list of files to get...
:Approximate total space required: 0k
:Do you want to select the files to get [n]:

and NO files are downloaded, installed etc etc.
The status changes to the original state then.

(I got no responses from linux.debian.users)

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Date: Sun, 10 Oct 1999 02:14:10 -0400
From: Ben Collins <bcollins@debian.org>
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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
  responded back.

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

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