Re: Bug#688772: gnome Depends network-manager-gnome
* Tollef Fog Heen (email@example.com) [121214 08:50]:
> ]] Steve Langasek
> > - Installing the gnome or the NM package must not cause the network to
> > break on upgrade, even temporarily, under any circumstances.
> Is this a requirement for other network-providing packages as well? If
> so, openvpn for instance is RC-buggy because upgrading it will restart
> any configured VPNs. We don't require other packages to continue to
> work uninterrupted during upgrades, and while I can agree NM is in a bit
> of special situation by virtue of controlling the network, I am not sure
> being as strict as you are here is reasonable.
Tunnels are something special, but standard routes must be available
all the time (because people might want to do upgrades via ssh).