[Piuparts-devel] Bug#615034: Bug#615034: piuparts: New check: detect dangling alternatives

Paul Wise 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
with /ect/alternatives.

> 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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