Re: dpkg-perl should predepend on perl?
On Thu, Apr 23, 1998 at 04:54:37AM +1000, Martin Mitchell wrote:
> I installed a debian hamm system yesterday and noticed a problem involving
> dpkg-perl. After installing the base system from disks, I ran dselect
> to install some more packages. On the first installation run however,
> dpkg-perl was the first package installed, and it failed because perl
> was not yet installed. dpkg-perl was installed first since some other
> packages pre-depend on it. Furthermore, the failed installation of
> dpkg-perl left dselect in an unusable state until I installed perl
> separately with dpkg.
> This is broken, and I believe release-critical, yet the solution isn't
> easy. Arguably dselect should ensure dependencies of packages that need
> to be pre-depended upon are fulfilled. However I think the simplest
> solution would be to make dpkg-perl predepend on perl. Does anyone else
> have a view on this?
Wouldn't it be enough to make dpkg-perl predepend on perl-base instead of
the whole perl? Or does it need some functionality not provided in
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