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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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Two small errors in preinst file (page 490)

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Reported on: 2006-01-30

In chapter 9. Creating Debian packages on page 490:

The listing in section 9.4.1 contains two small errors related to the preinst file:

  1. The cat instruction should be redirected to debian/foo.preinst, not debian/foo/preinst.
  2. The version comparison within the preinst file should compare against 1.2.3-4, because presumably only versions before 1.2.3-4 used a working directory in /var/state.
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