Re: Package ordering update: Handling Pre-dependencies
On 25 Apr 1997, Kai Henningsen wrote:
> firstname.lastname@example.org (Manoj Srivastava) wrote on 24.04.97 in <[🔎] email@example.com>:
> > Does anyone have any improvements to suggest?
> In general, you'll get minimal breaks if you try to move pre-depended on
> packages as early as possible, and pre-depending packages as late as
I think it's worth commenting that minimum breaks may not be a desirable
characteristic. Ideally you want -maximum- breaks. A package should be
installed and then configured as quickly as possible so that it is a
stable part of the system for the other packages to use.
Of course with dpkg's current high load time this isn't really a good
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