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Re: A "progressive" distribution

On Wed, Mar 15, 2000 at 15:06:57 -0500, Jaldhar H. Vyas wrote:
> A possibly naive question:  apt-get will refuse to install packages if
> their dependencies aren't met.  Why can't dinstall do the same?

It could do so.

> It wouldn't help with out and out buggy programs but at least it would
> catch dependency problems.

It would catch problems with the dependencies a package declares. But it's
no substitite for integration testing, part of which checks that the
declared dependencies of a package accurately reflect the real dependencies.

LEADERSHIP  A form of self-preservation exhibited by people with auto-
destructive imaginations in order to ensure that when it comes to the crunch 
it'll be someone else's bones which go crack and not their own.       
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