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Re: dpkg: native package in rc state prevents installation of m-a:foreign counterpart

Guillem Jover wrote:
> On Mon, 2012-07-23 at 17:06:18 +0200, Guillem Jover wrote:
>> On Sun, 2012-07-22 at 00:23:43 -0500, Jonathan Nieder wrote:

>>> Those are just the libraries I currently have installed on the machine
>>> I am using to type this.
>>> I guess a "general" bug is in order.
>> I'm not sure that will help much. Instead I guess a mail to d-d might be
>> bettet given that people seems to have not realized the consequences of
>> ref-counting files. And then individual bugs being filed.
> Jonathan, if you are not currently drafting, or considering doing so,
> I think I'll prepare such mail (otherwise just go ahead :), because
> there might be quite some more cases that have not been uncovered yet.

Feel free. :)  Thanks.

More eyes looking over maintainer scripts would be nice.  Lintian
tests to find maintainer scripts that use common commands (rm,
dpkg-maintscript-helper) to remove files with non arch-qualified paths
would be even better, though getting pattern matching code for this to
work well is presumably tricky.

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