Bug#518145: Missing dependencies on official Lenny installation CDs
On Wed, Mar 04, 2009 at 02:53:54PM +0100, Frans Pop wrote:
>On Wednesday 04 March 2009, Julian Andres Klode wrote:
>> And this is not good, because at
>> least in my opinion, any package on any disk should be installable by
>> using only the previous disks and the disk it is located on.
>Sure, that would be nice. But it's not a hard requirement.
>For debian-cd it is mostly true, except that near the end of a CD it is
>possible that a package makes it onto CDx while some dependencies end up
>on CDx+1. For packages with huge dependency trees such as gnome the risk
>that this happens is larger than for most.
To be fair, that should not be happening either. The code is supposed
to make sure that dependencies are included first. I'm going to take a
look to see how this can happen...
Steve McIntyre, Cambridge, UK. firstname.lastname@example.org
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