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Bug#6709: marked as done (dselect purges too eagerly)

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Package: dpkg

When I removed some packages, dselect identified a long list
of suggested changes.  Not looking closely enough at them,
(because most did not seem to *be* changes) I chose (Remove), 
and it purged a lot of packages that are very important in 
the core system, including perl and dpkg-ftp.

The Remove script should be as scrupulous as the dpkg-ftp
script: it should list what is about to be removed, and get
an OK; and it should offer a choice to remove only some of
them.  Furthermore, packages that are part of the base 
installation should get extra warnings, as it can be hard
to recover from removing core packages.

Removing packages is dangerous, and a tool like dselect, used
particularly by beginners, should act aware of that.

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