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

On Fri, Apr 26, 2002 at 11:03:59PM +0200, Paul Seelig wrote:
> > Will someone please take responsibility for this #$%@%@# bug! 
> >
> We take patches, you know?

Fine; line 5 of gij-3.0.postinst should end in || true.
> 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!

There is no use of localepurge that is guarenteed not to cause problems
with other packages. Most of the time /bin/rm is used, it is guarenteed
not to cause problems with other packages. That's a huge difference.
> 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?

What bug can't you blame on the user that way? If the user didn't want
to the postinst to fail, he shouldn't have installed the program. If he
didn't want those files to conflict, he shouldn't have installed those
> 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.  

At the current time, they aren't bugs in other packages, as no other
package has an obligation to work when a file in /usr/share/man or
/usr/share/locale is missing, as opposed to when a file in
/usr/share/doc is missing.

David Starner - starner@okstate.edu
"It's not a habit; it's cool; I feel alive. 
If you don't have it you're on the other side." 
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