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Re: List of bugs that *must* be fixed before releasing Slink

On 31 Jan 1999, Guy Maor wrote:

> Jason Gunthorpe <jgg@ualberta.ca> writes:
> > I think the risk is if dpkg installs libdpkg or dpkg and then fails (disk
> > space? machine failure?) before it can install the corrisponding half. 
> dpkg is quite robust in the face of errors.  The old files are
> restored in almost all cases.  The same risk exists for practically
> all base packages.

The trick is 'almost all cases' there are failure cases where dpkg will
hose itself because of the libdpkg/dpkg split but they are rare and I
don't think they are critical, you can most likely copy the two required
files from another system if need be.


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