Bug#215001: dict-freedict: All dictionaries reload dictd server twice when upgrading
Perhaps I don't understand the purpose of the exercise, but it seems to
me that it is absolutely UNnecessary to restart dictd, BOTH after
unpacking the newer version of a dictionary, AND setting that package
up. The duplicate script coding? added significantly to the upgrade time
(not to mention anything else below).
For another matter, it seems that perhaps there's something else amiss:
in removing some of these new packages, dictd was found _not_ to be
running (after a few error/warning messages from packages being removed,
dictd _was_ running again...); and reportbug earlier reported to me that
dict-freedict wasn't installed (during the upgrade), when it actually
was. Hmm. Maybe just a non-reproducible SNAFU.
I have also just found out that dict-freedict DEPENDS on a slew of
dictionaries?! Shouldn't this be the other way `round? dict-freedict
itself was un-installed along with those packages -- and now it insists
that they come back right along with it, if I want to re-install it...
I am filing a different bug on that, right after this one.
Perhaps the maintenance scripts need a look-see?
-- System Information:
Debian Release: testing/unstable
Kernel: Linux 2.4.20 #2 Wed Jun 11 19:32:40 EDT 2003 i686
Locale: LANG=C, LC_CTYPE=C (ignored: LC_ALL set to en_US)