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Re[2]: Problem with Downgrade of dpkg

Hello Adam Heath,

at Mittwoch, 4. September 2002, 19:24 you wrote:

>> dpkg: error processing /var/cache/apt/archives/dpkg_1.9.21_i386.deb (--unpack):
>>  trying to overwrite `/etc/dpkg/dselect.cfg', which is also in package dselect
>> How is it going on? Thank You for help!

> Downgrades are not supported.

Thank You for your answer. May a ask a bit more:

This means:
 a) I have to stay with testing or reinstall the whole system
 b) Smarter: I can hold dpkg and dselect from testing and downgrade all
    the other packages with /etc/apt/preferences

Just for my understanding, cause I read the Changelog of dpkg (1.10):

  * Split dselect into its own package. dpkg Pre-Depends on it
    to make sure no weird things happen during an upgrade but this
    will allow us to make dselect option at some point in the future.
    Closes: #114249.

and dpkg (1.10.3)

  * Move dselect.cfg to dselect package. Closes: Bug#152132

and from you
Thu Jul 11 23:33:13 CDT 2002 Adam Heath <doogie@debian.org>

  * debian/control: dselect replaces dpkg << 1.10.3, as we moved the
    dselect config file and manpages from dpkg.deb to dselect.deb.

This leads to a separate and optional dselect package, does it?
Why then a
# dpkg -r dselect --force-all
is not possible?

Thank You for your time.

Dieter Tremel

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