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Re: A proposal to improve dselect

On Wed, 08 Jan 1997 15:42:27 +0100 Gertjan Klein (gklein@xs4all.nl) 

>   One of my most serious criticisms is the fact that in spite of the
> dependencies being known, packages aren't installed in the right order.
> If package 1 depends on package 2, then package 2 *must* be installed
> *first*. This isn't done; I consider this a bug, that should be
> reported. 

Not a bug. What you describe is pre-dependencies. It's a bit too long 
to explain here, but you can find all the details in the Debian 
policy manual.
Dpkg does the work right... so far.


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