An Impatient Developer’s Guide to Debian Maintenance (Installation) Scripts and Package Diverts

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The people involved in coming up with the dpkg scheme for installing / upgrading / downgrading / removing packages are very clever. While unintuitive to the uninitiated, the scheme is mostly logical and reasonable, though there are some points where I feel a little more effort and consideration could have made a world of…

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