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Bug#45575: acknowledged by developer (Fixed)

On Wed, Jul 03, 2002 at 10:57:17AM +0200, Wichert Akkerman wrote:
> >    >    % dpkg -i -force-depend /var/tmp/linbot_1.0b9-1.deb
> >    >    dpkg: conflicting actions --field and --install
> >    > Nothing better?  :-)
> >    That error message is completely correct
> > 
> > Sure.  This does not mean that it is useful.
> dpkg tells you exactly what you did wrong: you suppled both
> --install and --field (in the abbreviated -f form) options, which
> conflict.

Maybe we could make the error message display the short form in parenthesis
to make it more obvious?

Something like:

badusage(_("conflicting actions --%s (-%s) and --%s (-%s)"),

In all the right places?

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