[Piuparts-devel] Bug#615034: Bug#615034: piuparts: New check: detect dangling alternatives
pabs at debian.org
Fri Feb 25 09:41:37 UTC 2011
On Fri, 2011-02-25 at 10:27 +0100, Holger Levsen wrote:
> (how) is that technically different to dangling symlinks? Those are detected
> already, over 8000 packages are affected.
Hmm, I guess they are just a subset of dangling symlinks. Feel free to
close this bug report then and sorry for the noise. Or maybe turn it
into a check for consistency between /etc/alternatives the
update-alternatives database in /var/lib/dpkg/alternatives? I'd be
surprised if it happened but someone might try to manually fiddle
> About your extented wish to do this for installs with recommends and without,
> I'd first like to see #604406 fixed and then gain support for libeatmydata,
> before doing so.
My reason for wanting support for handling recommends was #614716, which
only shows up without them.
> Help is certainly very much welcome, hacking piuparts is fun & easy, it's how
> I learned python :-)
I try not to get involved in QA stuff any more, last time I did it just
made me depressed.
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