perl pre-depends on perl-base (>=5.004.04-2)
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To solve a grave priority bug, I've made the perl package (from
5.004.04-3+) pre-depend on perl-base (>=5.004.04-2). This is needed due
to the following:
Assume you have an earlier version of Perl installed (say from the bo
base disks) and you're installing perl (<< 5.004.04-2), perl-base, and
something that uses perl in its postinst (such as ld.so).
If perl is installed before perl.base gets to run its postinst, there
will be a period when Perl will not be available on the system.
(/usr/bin/perl is now found only in perl-base.) This is bad.
So, I didn't follow the policy manual and get consensus for a
pre-depends in perl. I wanted to get this package out quickly rather
than try to wait for consensus on debian-devel.
If you'd like the background of where this comes from, look at
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