Re: Requirements for 1.1
firstname.lastname@example.org (Ian Jackson) wrote on 10.02.96 in <[🔎] m0tlH5p-0002ZwC@chiark.chu.cam.ac.uk>:
> * I need to implement Pre-Depends in dpkg, both as something to
> enforce in `dpkg --install' and as something to allow dselect to
> install the upgrades in the right order. I can probably produce
> at least minimal alpha support for this in about 2 weeks.
> * The base packages need to have Pre-Depends added, as well as calls
> to dpkg --assert-pre-depends-supported or whatever (when I've
> implemented it).
Just to make sure we get this right, I think the new ELF packages and dpkg
*must* do the following:
If a dpkg version that knows about upgrading to ELF is not yet installed
(a very probable situation), the installed, old dpkg *must not* break the
system when fed ELF packages (except, of course, when the user --forces it