On Wed, 2008-08-13 at 09:08 +0200, Aniruddha wrote:
> Thanks, I'm beginning to understand now. To make it more concrete I've
> written down what I think is the correct procedure to check deb files:
> 1) Run 'dpkg-deb -e *.deb' and read postinst, postrm, preinst, prerm to
> check if it contains the sentence '/etc'.
> 2) Run 'dpkg-deb -x *.deb' and check if doesn't overwrite anything in
> ' /etc' (or other important locations).
> Is this correct? Thanks!
I've also tried the dpkg --instdir= and --root=/ options in
combination with fakeroot but this didn't work
> # dpkg --instdir=/home/aniruddha/Programs -i nerolinux-184.108.40.206-x86.deb
> dpkg: `ldconfig' not found on PATH.
> dpkg: `start-stop-daemon' not found on PATH.
> dpkg: `install-info' not found on PATH.
> dpkg: `update-rc.d' not found on PATH.
> dpkg: 4 expected program(s) not found on PATH.
> NB: root's PATH should usually contain /usr/local/sbin, /usr/sbin and /sbin.
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