Re: New ncurses packages...
David Engel writes ("Re: New ncurses packages..."):
[ lots of complicated stuff about libraries ]
> > > Another problem area is the ordering of calls to
> > > the postrm and postinst scripts. I'm at a loss for a good example
> > > right now, but some problems could be more easily solved if the postrm
> > > for the old package were called after the postinst for the new
> > > package.
> > That will break lots of things which use install-info, update-rc.d,
> > &c, because they often add things in the postinst and remove them in
> > the postrm without thinking about their arguments.
> This is why I haven't and am not pushing for such a change. BTW,
> isn't it better to remove these types of things in the prerm? That's
> where I've been doing them.
Yes, it is better. The prerm should undo the things that the postinst
does, and the postrm the things that the preinst does.