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Re: option --command-fd

On Mon, 5 Apr 2004, Henning Glawe wrote:

> Moin,
> are there any news on the --command-fd option of dpkg ?
> I compiled dpkg re-enabling this option and hacked up apt to use it, and
> didn't encounter any problems (installing 1059 packages via FAI).
> Maybe the option could be "officially" re-enabled ?

It'd not what apt needs to work.

when dpkg exits, apt needs to know why it did so.  When using command-fd, apt
wouldn't know what package caused the error.

The real solution, is to have another reporting fd, and modify dpkg not to
exit when there is a packaging problem, but instead report the error on this
new fd.

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