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Re: Bug#50832: AMENDMENT] Clarify meaning of Essential: yes

On Thu, Dec 09, 1999 at 02:12:54PM +1000, Anthony Towns wrote:
> Finishing unpacking isn't exactly a dpkg abort, though. Maybe
> `This means the package must be functional even before it has been
> configured when upgrading and after any dpkg abort.' ?

Unfortunately, there are some failure modes we don't have enough
control over.

For example, there's no way to rename several files atomically
[so that either all of them get renamed or none of them].


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