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Bug#143701: Bug#144605: marked as done (gij-3.0: Does not install)

On Fri, Apr 26, 2002 at 01:57:24PM -0500, David Starner wrote:
> On Fri, Apr 26, 2002 at 06:48:10AM -0500, Debian Bug Tracking System wrote:
> > This is a case of "don't do that then" which has been discussed at length
> > before:
> > http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=139796&repeatmerged=yes
> > 
> > I'm closing this bug report.
> Will someone please take responsibility for this #$%@%@# bug! 
We take patches, you know?

> These
> users are using localepurge in the exact way the instructions say to.
[ snip ]
> If localepurge should not be used ("don't do that then"),
> then it should not be in the distribution. 
Just like /bin/rm could easily be used to delete the kernel.  That's why 
it shouldn't be in the distribution, right? Get real!

localepurge is nothing more than a wrapper around /bin/rm and does nothing 
else than deleting those files from the system that a user requests for 
deletion. So if he requests deletions he better shouldn't, then he's to
blame.  Is this so hard to understand?

> If it is in the distribution,
> then it must work when used according to the instructions.
Well, it actually exactly does extraordinary well.  But it doesn't work
around the bugs of other packages, in this case the flaky symlink handling
of update-alternatives.  So please don't insist on fixing localepurge where
it ain't broken, please! 

It is not the problem of localepurge if dpkg's update-alternatives is not 
robust enough to handle broken symlinks.  This is the same as Bug#143701 
which i reassigned to dpkg yesterday.  Deal with it.

                                        Thanks, P. *8^)

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