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Old 11-19-2007, 12:50 AM
Steve Langasek
Default can Breaks be used already? (was Opinions sought: mlocate appropriate for Priority: standard?)

On Sun, Nov 18, 2007 at 09:11:04AM +0100, Mike Hommey wrote:
> On Sat, Nov 17, 2007 at 04:28:24PM +0000, Ian Jackson wrote:
> > Steve Langasek writes ("Re: can Breaks be used already? (was Re: Opinions sought: mlocate appropriate for Priority: standard?)"):
> > > I think you mean that Ian Jackson always recommends upgrading apt and
> > > aptitude prior to performing dist-upgrade. The release notes haven't
> > > always recommended this, because in the past there have been occasions where
> > > doing so ran into problems related to glibc/kernel circular deps.

> > No, I don't make any such recommendation, at least to users :-).

> > But yes, I do think it would be a better state of affairs if we
> > decided that users ought to do the upgrade with the new package
> > installation toolstack, and supported that properly.

> Maybe with the new symbols thing in dpkg-shlibdeps, the new package
> installation toolstack would not depend on the new libc...

But not for etch->lenny, because all binaries built with the lenny toolchain
need the new ld.so due to changes in the binary format...

Steve Langasek Give me a lever long enough and a Free OS
Debian Developer to set it on, and I can move the world.
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