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Bug#47404: dpkg: dpkg does not reconfigure a package when install fails

herbert@gondor.apana.org.au wrote:
> Afterwards, the system did not have an asm link for perl because it was
> removed by the prerm script.

It's worth noting that this bug is also probably responsible (I didn't
have time to check the whole situation) for a bug I hit two weeks ago
which lost me the /bin/sh symlink.

This is really bad, because dpkg effectively doesn't work without
/bin/sh (since it is referenced by almost all {pre,post}{inst,rm}

Easy to fix, if you still have a working root shell running.  Can be
awkward if not..


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