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Re: What is the best way to manage 3rd party debs?

also sprach Aniruddha <mailing_list@orange.nl> [2008.08.12.1742 -0300]:
> On Tue, 2008-08-12 at 22:49 +0300, Eugene V. Lyubimkin wrote:
> > If 3rd party deb doesn't contain 'Replaces' field, dpkg will
> > refuse any try to break any file owned by existing packages.
> That sounds good, but what about a deb created by checkinstall?
> According to Martin Krafft this can still seriously wreck your
> system?!

If a checkinstall created package somehow modifies a file (like
/etc/passwd) during the installation, then that file will be removed
when the package is deinstalled. I think that was the only real
problem with checkinstall.

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