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Re: Bug#344538: hppa dependency problems on build of pdns

On Tue, Jan 10, 2006 at 11:08:14AM +0100, Frank Küster wrote:
> Steve Langasek <vorlon@debian.org> wrote:
> > or a bug in some
> > maintainer script or other;
> How a bug in a maintainer script could have the result that installing
> an arch-all package fails because an other arch-all package is not
> there, and how this can happen on only one particular machine of one
> particular architecture, this I fail to see.

Simple.  Buggy postrm (or was it prerm) fails, and the package is left
with all its files removed, but still marked as installed in dpkg.  And
it never gets installed again.  There have been a few packages like
this, and tetex-$mumble seems to ring a bell as one of the b0rken ones.


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