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Re: Future of Debian package management

csj wrote:
> A little question for the kind developers subscribed to this (ab)user
> list. What comes after apt and dselect? Which next-generation package
> manager will be included in the next Debian release? Aptitude, deity or
> something else?

I've recently modified the base-config in unstable to offer aptitude as
an option at install time, if that's what you mean.

> I'm worried that a package manager that can't deal with my local package
> archive will win out. Particularly, I have some issues with deity, which
> refuses to install any files from my local archive, failing with errors
> like:
> Package manager (dpkg) failed: 
>   * Internal Error, Pathname to install is not absolute
> 'ktux_4%3a3.0.2-1_i386.deb'
> The file is actually "ktux_3.0.2-1_i386.deb", which aptitude (and apt)
> happily installs. I don't know where deity is getting those extra
> characters.

Looks like a bug, so file a bug report and stop worrying?

see shy jo

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