FAQ Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read
» Video Reviews

» Linux Archive

Linux-archive is a website aiming to archive linux email lists and to make them easily accessible for linux users/developers.


» Sponsor

» Partners

» Sponsor

Go Back   Linux Archive > Debian > Debian Development

 
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
 
Old 07-03-2008, 10:25 AM
Raphael Hertzog
 
Default Bug#489132: lenny release notes, upgrade dpkg first

Package: release-notes
Severity: important

To work-around a problem that can happen in the perl 5.10 upgrade (see
#479711), the perl scripts contained in dpkg (update-alternatives,
dpkg-divert) have been modified... but for the work-around to be used, the
new dpkg must obviously be installed first, before the dist-upgrade.

Given that the new dpkg also supports triggers, we should probably also
recommend to upgrade apt/aptitude at the same time otherwise those tools
might be confused by the new package status...

X-Debbugs-Ccing deity@l.d.o and -devel for possible comments (-dpkg left
out as it discards BTS mails).

Cheers,
--
Raphaël Hertzog

Le best-seller français mis à jour pour Debian Etch :
http://www.ouaza.com/livre/admin-debian/



--
To UNSUBSCRIBE, email to debian-devel-REQUEST@lists.debian.org
with a subject of "unsubscribe". Trouble? Contact listmaster@lists.debian.org
 
Old 07-03-2008, 05:21 PM
Raphael Hertzog
 
Default Bug#489132: lenny release notes, upgrade dpkg first

On Thu, 03 Jul 2008, Bryan Donlan wrote:
> On Thu, Jul 3, 2008 at 6:25 AM, Raphael Hertzog <hertzog@debian.org> wrote:
> > Package: release-notes
> > Severity: important
> >
> > To work-around a problem that can happen in the perl 5.10 upgrade (see
> > #479711), the perl scripts contained in dpkg (update-alternatives,
> > dpkg-divert) have been modified... but for the work-around to be used, the
> > new dpkg must obviously be installed first, before the dist-upgrade.
> >
> > Given that the new dpkg also supports triggers, we should probably also
> > recommend to upgrade apt/aptitude at the same time otherwise those tools
> > might be confused by the new package status...
>
> Would it be better to just set pre-depends on the appropriate version
> of dpkg in perl? That ought to ensure they are upgraded in the correct
> order, even for people who don't read the release notes

Hum, this might be possible indeed. We don't like frequent use of
Pre-Depends but this one might be justifiable. Ccing -devel for comments
and perl@packages.debian.org as they'd have to do it.

I'd like to also note that dpkg conflicts with the old version of
apt/aptitude, so this will also force the upgrade of apt/aptitude.

Cheers,
--
Raphaël Hertzog

Le best-seller français mis à jour pour Debian Etch :
http://www.ouaza.com/livre/admin-debian/


--
To UNSUBSCRIBE, email to debian-devel-REQUEST@lists.debian.org
with a subject of "unsubscribe". Trouble? Contact listmaster@lists.debian.org
 
Old 07-03-2008, 05:49 PM
Luk Claes
 
Default Bug#489132: lenny release notes, upgrade dpkg first

Raphael Hertzog wrote:
> On Thu, 03 Jul 2008, Bryan Donlan wrote:
>> On Thu, Jul 3, 2008 at 6:25 AM, Raphael Hertzog <hertzog@debian.org> wrote:
>>> Package: release-notes
>>> Severity: important
>>>
>>> To work-around a problem that can happen in the perl 5.10 upgrade (see
>>> #479711), the perl scripts contained in dpkg (update-alternatives,
>>> dpkg-divert) have been modified... but for the work-around to be used, the
>>> new dpkg must obviously be installed first, before the dist-upgrade.
>>>
>>> Given that the new dpkg also supports triggers, we should probably also
>>> recommend to upgrade apt/aptitude at the same time otherwise those tools
>>> might be confused by the new package status...
>> Would it be better to just set pre-depends on the appropriate version
>> of dpkg in perl? That ought to ensure they are upgraded in the correct
>> order, even for people who don't read the release notes
>
> Hum, this might be possible indeed. We don't like frequent use of
> Pre-Depends but this one might be justifiable. Ccing -devel for comments
> and perl@packages.debian.org as they'd have to do it.
>
> I'd like to also note that dpkg conflicts with the old version of
> apt/aptitude, so this will also force the upgrade of apt/aptitude.

Requiring from everyone wanting to upgrade to first manually upgrade
dpkg (and apt/aptitude) should be avoided if possible.

If the Pre-Depends will not break anything in whatever scenario it's
definitely preferred.

Cheers

Luk


--
To UNSUBSCRIBE, email to debian-devel-REQUEST@lists.debian.org
with a subject of "unsubscribe". Trouble? Contact listmaster@lists.debian.org
 
Old 07-03-2008, 06:17 PM
Holger Levsen
 
Default Bug#489132: lenny release notes, upgrade dpkg first

Hi,

On Thursday 03 July 2008 12:25, Raphael Hertzog wrote:
> Given that the new dpkg also supports triggers, we should probably also
> recommend to upgrade apt/aptitude at the same time otherwise those tools
> might be confused by the new package status...

#464559 (in apt) is also a problem for etch to sid/lenny upgrades, so IMHO
this is a sensible idea anyway...


regards,
Holger
 

Thread Tools




All times are GMT. The time now is 07:55 PM.

VBulletin, Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO ©2007, Crawlability, Inc.
Copyright ©2007 - 2008, www.linux-archive.org