Re: Upgrade path to slink from pre-2.0 releases
Craig Sanders wrote:
> > > Another approach, since apt-get is now stable, would be to abandon
> > > the autoup script entirely. The libc5 version of apt-get and
> > > dpkg_18.104.22.168.deb (required when updating from a buzz system) and a
> > > README file would be the only files needed in the upgrade directory.
> > > As before, this would not need updating for future releases.
> > I prefer this method.
As alternative it's fine, as the one and only, it is not.
> autoup.sh did its job as a quick-and-dirty hack, but apt is a much better
> long-term solution.
Since apt-get doesn't run on all systems, but dpkg does the script is
still needed. It would be a false decision to depend entirely on apt.
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