Re: It is here: the Debian upgrade method for the future: a prototype.
The following message is a courtesy copy of an article
that has been posted as well.
dpkg-get also has the capability of mixing several sources;
and I do think it has the capability of deciding what to get from
where automatically (umm, at least, I think it does).
This method has stronger consistency checking than any I have
known, and it goes to extraordinary lengths to minimize the time that
a package is broken (it unpacks and configures packages in different
orders to minimize down time).
I don't know when it actually downloads files; I would be
surprised if it downloaded files before the consistency check; but we
shall see; and if needed ask Jason to defer downloading so that we only
download files which are indeed install candidates.
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