Re: Accepted dpkg 1.14.7~newshlib (source i386 all)
Raphael Hertzog writes ("Accepted dpkg 1.14.7~newshlib (source i386
I'm very pleased to see all of this work being done on the Perl
scripts - I'm hoping for big compatibility improvements from Raphael's
shared library management changes.
But I did want to comment on this:
> * After '<prerm> remove' fails and while doing the error unwinding, if
> the '<postinst> abort-remove' call succeeds, preserve the old status
> instead of unconditionally setting it to 'Installed'. Closes: #432893
> Thanks to Brian M. Carlson.
I don't think this change is correct. If the documentation wasn't
clear then it should have been clarified.
If the <postinst> abort-remove is executed and completes
successfully, the package should be regarded as installed.
NB that this can only happen if the package was previously at least
unpacked. The way that a package is moved from unpacked or
failed-config to installed is by running the postinst. That the
postinst is informed of the specific circumstances - aborted removal -
doesn't mean that it shouldn't do its job.