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Martin F. Krafft Open Source Press / No Starch Press ISBN 3-937514-07-4 / 1-593270-69-0
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Dpkg does report an error when asked to configure a configured package (page 141)

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Reported on: 2005-11-17

In chapter 5. The Debian package management system on page 141:

At the end of section 5.3.2, I claim that dpkg does not report an error when asked to configure an already configured package. In fact, dpkg does report an error:

~# dpkg --configure postfix                                                                                                                                [300]
dpkg: error processing postfix (--configure):
package postfix is already installed and configured
Errors were encountered while processing:


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