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

also sprach Aniruddha <mailing_list@orange.nl> [2008.08.12.1958 -0300]:
> I don't know how the debs are packaged, for all I know they can
> wreck my system. Or are are there safety features in place that
> prevents that from happening?

dpkg will prevent them from overwriting files by other packages.

> I unpacked the deb and didn't find any /DEBIAN/* files. I guess It's
> time to start reading the Debian developers manual ;)

You want dpkg-deb -e, not -x.

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