Re: Triggers Pending
On 2008-04-27 18:30 +0200, Joey Hess wrote:
> Sven Joachim wrote:
>> This is because initramfs-tools already uses triggers, see #447611¹.
>> I'm not convinced that it is a very good idea to do this in Lenny
>> packages, since the Etch versions of apt and aptitude lack support for
>> the new trigger states. While dpkg 1.14.18 conflicts with these
>> versions, a dist-upgrade from Etch to Lenny will still be done by the
>> old versions.
> When an old version of dpkg is installed, the code in initramfs-tools
> will behave exactly as it did before trigger support was added.
I understand that. What I'm concerned about is that aptitude (or
apt-get) will upgrade itself, dpkg and initramfs-tools - and then get
confused about the unknown package states. I have no idea how severe
this would be, but the conflicts were probably added with a reason.
But probably it is as Andrei said and the release notes will tell to
upgrade aptitude first. Though 70% (?) of the users don't read the
release notes and then come and scream in the debian-user* lists.