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Re: dpkg, ELF, upgrade order, broken systems

On Tue, 23 Jan 1996, Fernando Alegre wrote:


> Another solution might be that "elf-update.deb" is empty, except for the 
> postinst script. If it has a 
> depends: libc5, image (>1.3.58), ld.so (>???) , etc...

I wrote this too fast. That would not work. Sorry. 
The only two solutions are:

 1) Add more fields to the packages database, which I don't think is a 
good idea

 2) Create an "elf-update.deb" package which is self-contained and 
unpacks to /tmp/{critical-packages}.deb. Then a postinst script re-runs 
dpkg -i /tmp/{critical-package}.deb in the _right_ order.

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