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Re: Potential bug in dpkg when using pre-depends?

On 2016-07-25 20:05 +0300, Dani Galmanovich wrote:

> Hi everybody,
> I have encountered a strange behavior when combining apt-get and
> pre-depends rules in the control file. The story is as follows:
> I have a package, lets call it 'main package', with the following rules in
> the control file:
> pre-depends on package 'A' and depends on package 'B'
> I have noticed that dpkg creates temp files of the .config files under /tmp
> folder and tries to execute them ( I assume that this is done for some kind
> of caching?)

To the best of my knowledge dpkg does not do that, rather you seem to
have stumbled over a well known problem in debconf.  See bug #223683[1]
and siblings.


1. https://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=223683

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