understanding broken package

João Pinto lamego.pinto at gmail.com
Sun Oct 7 15:34:44 UTC 2007

Tried gdebi with my test case, ggebi does not prevent this problem,  it will
not ask to remove packages which will get broken after the package install.
Wouldn't it be safer to prevent this type of operation (broking packagings)
by requesting a "--force" switch with  "dpkg -i" ?
If it is not reasonable to handle this at "dpkg" I will create a feature
request for gdebi.


2007/10/7, Emmet Hikory <emmet.hikory at gmail.com>:
> On 10/7/07, João Pinto <lamego.pinto at gmail.com> wrote:
> > From your answer, dpkg is a low level package handling tool which has no
> > integrity enforcement (from the installed packages perspective).
> > Apt-get is an APT repository based package install tool, out of the
> scope of
> > my question, is there any other file based package management tool which
> is
> > dependencies aware (I mean installed packages dependency)?
>    gdebi will install files, after checking dependencies (and even
> check the archives, and download the necessary dependencies).
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