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Bug#239489: dpkg: rejecting --slave for --remove is a bad idea

Package: dpkg
Version: 1.10.19
Severity: normal

Several packages in woody use 

	update-alternatives --remove foo bar --slave baz bimp bong

This now causes the following error:

update-alternatives: --slave only allowed with --install

While I agree conceptually that this makes sense, and strictly speaking
a bug in the packages, enforcing it breaks upgrades fairly severely. I
suggest either ignoring the --slave arguments, or complaining only if
they are inconsistent with what's actually there.


-- System Information
Debian Release: 3.0
Architecture: i386
Kernel: Linux zero 2.4.18-686 #2 Wed Mar 20 20:21:31 EST 2002 i686

Versions of packages dpkg depends on:
ii  dselect                     1.10.19      a user tool to manage Debian packa
ii  libc6                       2.3.2.ds1-11 GNU C Library: Shared libraries an

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