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Re: Bug#432893: Accepted dpkg 1.14.7~newshlib (source i386 all)

On Fri, Sep 28, 2007 at 05:42:41PM +0100, Ian Jackson wrote:
> Raphael Hertzog writes ("Accepted dpkg 1.14.7~newshlib (source i386
> all)"):
> > [stuff]
> 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.

I don't agree for reasons I stated before. I have filed a bug
against policy: #443334

I suggest we talk about this on the policy list.


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