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Re: [PATCH] added --force-* options for conffile handling

On Mon, 11 Oct 1999, Wichert Akkerman wrote:
> > This patch attempts to resolve some issues referenced in bug #4950 and lots
> > of others. Basically it adds four new --force-* options detailed below. This
> > is the last step to non-interactive upgrades.

Good to hear it! It was my wishlist a few days ago :-)

> I'm not sure I like all these options, it makes it very easy for people
> to shoot themselves in the foot. I have a much more interesting patch
> from Roman that I intend to add first, which will hopefully make this
> patches unnecessary.

I think you could apply this patch.
The --force options are for advanced administrator who knows what
he is doing. Another option --force-remove-essential is more 
dangerous but is a standard dpkg's feature.


Piotr "Dexter" Roszatycki

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