[Piuparts-devel] Bug#825487: Bug#825487: piuparts: should use `apt install ./foo.deb` rather than `dpkg -i ./foo.deb && apt-get install -yf`

Holger Levsen holger at layer-acht.org
Sat May 28 08:00:32 UTC 2016

severity 825487 wishlist
merge 825487 801054
tags 825487 + help

Hi Sean,

thanks for your bug report, even though this is a duplicate :)

On Fri, May 27, 2016 at 05:44:05PM +0900, Sean Whitton wrote:
> but in some cases, apt-get's resolution is to remove elpa-foo rather
> than install its dependencies.  The apt maintainers have explained in
> #825467 that piuparts should be using
>     apt install ./elpa-foo.deb
> instead of the commands above.
what they say in #825467 makes sense, even though piuparts is using this code
since 10 years successfully to test all the packages in the archive…

Help implementing this would be much welcome.

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