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Bug#49395: marked as done (dpkg: -X user error reports about --vextract)

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From: Julian Gilbey <J.D.Gilbey@qmw.ac.uk>

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It would be nice if the error message better matched the command in
the following situation:

polya:~ $ dpkg -X /var/cache/apt/archives/passwd_19990827-8_i386.deb 
dpkg-deb: --vextract needs a target directory.
Perhaps you should be using dpkg --install ?
polya:~ $ 



  Julian Gilbey, Dept of Maths, QMW, Univ. of London. J.D.Gilbey@qmw.ac.uk
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Subject: Re: Bug#49395: dpkg: -X user error reports about --vextract
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Previously Julian Gilbey wrote:
> polya:~ $ dpkg -X /var/cache/apt/archives/passwd_19990827-8_i386.deb=20
> dpkg-deb: --vextract needs a target directory.
> Perhaps you should be using dpkg --install ?

dpkg actually calls dpkg-deb with the --vextract option, so it's
perfectionaly reasonably. I'm closing this bugreport.


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