Re: Bug#149714: libfam0 Does not depend on fam
From: Henrique de Moraes Holschuh <email@example.com>
Subject: Re: Bug#149714: libfam0 Does not depend on fam
Date: Mon, 19 Aug 2002 08:54:54 -0300
> On Mon, 19 Aug 2002, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
> > > purposes, defeats the dependencies - or comment it in /etc/inetd.conf,
> > > but AFAIG there is no guarantee that a future upgrade of the fam package
> > > will not reactivate it.
I didn't write the above -- though I think I have been bitten by this
kind of thing for one package in the past.
> File a serious bug on fam if it ever overrides your local configuration
> automatically. This is Not Allowed.
I think the point trying to be made here is not that such a thing
would be done intentionally, but that:
it might not be too unlikely to happen through error
it's in a package that we didn't want to install any way
we don't know of a way to easily prevent this package from being
installed if using dselect .
So, if the libfam* packages had to be changed, it would be nice to
have a better way to deal w/ this type of situation. May be there is
one -- if there is, please let us know! (-;
 Having to use "Q" EVERY time we use dselect to prevent the package
from being installed may eventually lead to pilot error.