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Re: Bug#508307: wrong interpreter-without-predep

Steve Langasek <vorlon@debian.org> writes:

> I agree with this.  While a dependency loop can cause a package's
> postinst to be called before its dependencies are configured, dpkg
> always breaks such dependency loops in favor of packages without a
> postinst, and adding a Pre-Depends would not fix this anyway if the
> nature of the circular dependency is that the other package also needs
> this package in its own postinst.  So lintian should not generally be
> advising to use Pre-Depends for an interpreter used in the postinst.


I've overhauled this for the next version of Lintian and also reworked
some of the tags around maintainer script interpreters to fix severities
and add better and more relevant descriptions.

Russ Allbery (rra@debian.org)               <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>

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