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Re: What to do about the "Official" CD

Quoting Dale Scheetz <dwarf@polaris.net>:

> On Wed, 16 Jun 1999, Steve McIntyre wrote:
> > Dale Scheetz writes:
> > >

[snip first part]

> There was a package (I don't remember the name) that does some HTTP
> package installation which had a pre-depend that caused dselect to die
> horribly. I repackaged it without the pre-depend and did the check for the
> required packages in the preinstall script. The patch I submitted to the
> maintainer in a bug report was rejected.

If you're talking about 
  #34804 - dpkg-http predepends breaks install

the bugs is still open. I thing the explanation the other gives you
for refusing the patch is fare enough. It's more a bug in the methods
scripts of dselect and dselect itself have with Pre-Depends.

Hopefully, apt goes well around... maybe one day we can get everything
do intelligent pkg ordering (just like dftp and apt).

> That, and making sure the upgrade directory was available with its desired
> contents allowed me to build a CD that could install every package on the
> CD without problems (with the exception of a conflicting web server), as
> well as upgrade both Bo and Hamm systems.
> I don't see this as having made any "improvements". Asside from being
> different in content and structure, I tested both upgrades and new
> installs with the CD, and everything worked. It just seems to me that
> having a process that will deliver beta CDs to testing people can help
> catch these little dangling gotchas.
> That is all that I am suggesting.
> Waiting is,

I agree that ED is different than the 1st CD. But I really hope to
see you're Debian-Live CD coming up again.

> Dwarf
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