I'm maintaining two interrelated packages, crossfire-server and crossfire-maps. The former depends on the latter. It is possible to upgrade them separately, but upgrading the maps alone leads to problems. The server runs as a daemon and will be more or less at an inconsistent state if the maps are upgraded while it is running. Restarting the server needs to be done when upgrading crossfire-maps. But having one package to automatically cause another to run /etc/init.d/foo restart is certain to surprise a number of users. Using debconf to ask whether to abort install, install and restart or just install sounds like a good idea to me. But doing this leads to another slight problem when upgrading crossfire-server and crossfire-maps at the same time. Namely, the question in crossfire-maps is unnecessary in this case since upgrading crossfire-server will restart the server anyway. So I'd like to have crossfire-maps to simply go ahead and install the files if the server is upgraded on the same run. Is there any reliable way to check if the server is being upgraded in crossfire-maps' preinst? Of course, the question is also unneeded when the server isn't running or even installed at all.
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