Re: upgrading from 0.93R6 to 1.1 beta
Rob Browning writes ("Re: upgrading from 0.93R6 to 1.1 beta "):
> Ian Jackson <email@example.com> writes:
> > I don't know if dftp (or dpkg-ftp for that matter) support
> > dependencies and/or pre-dependencies (the latter are required for a
> > smooth upgrade to the ELF system).
> The current dftp doesn't (I haven't used dpkg-ftp). Currently dftp's
> better for incremental upgrades (or getting all the new packages so
> you can do it by hand with dpkg), rather than a complete overhaul.
> If dpkg supported something like dpkg --dependencies foo.deb (does
> it?) then it would be fairly easy to handle the simple cases of
> package install reordering.
I think you should look to see how the dselect disk method scripts do
it - they use a dpkg option which is there to support predependencies.