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Re: Package ordering update: Handling Pre-dependencies

jgg@gpu.srv.ualberta.ca (Jason Gunthorpe)  wrote on 25.04.97 in <[🔎] Pine.A32.3.93.970425110523.49664A-100000@gpu5.srv.ualberta.ca>:

> On 25 Apr 1997, Kai Henningsen wrote:
> > srivasta@datasync.com (Manoj Srivastava)  wrote on 24.04.97 in
> > <[🔎] 87hggvokfn.fsf@tiamat.datasync.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
> > possible.
> 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.

If you really want maximum breaks, that's easy. Just break after every  
package. (Ok, this won't work with circular dependencies, but pre-depends  
are completely irrelevant to this!)

MfG Kai

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