Bug#403648: [Piuparts-devel] Bug#403648: piuparts: Try unpack, then remove?

Holger Levsen debian at layer-acht.org
Mon Dec 18 20:03:37 CET 2006

Hi Kurt,

On Monday 18 December 2006 18:35, Kurt Roeckx wrote:
> I've recently seen a bug where a package is unpacked but not setup, so
> postinst didn't get run.

Isn't that the case of a local administrator willingly (or due to a bug in 
apt/dpkg) choose to change default behaviour of the packaging system? Are 
there any normal circumstances when the following can happen?

> When trying to remove it, it failed in the postrm, because a file
> created in the postinst didn't exist.

See above :)

> It might also find other type of bugs, not sure, but it atleast looks
> like a useful test.

What test do you propose exactly / what other bugs do you have in mind? 

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