Re: perl pre-depends on perl-base (>=5.004.04-2)
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Darren/Torin/Who Ever... wrote:
> 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).
> [ ... ]
> So, I didn't follow the policy manual and get consensus for a
> pre-depends in perl. [ ... ]
Don't worry, you *did* actually follow the packaging manual anyway:
Pre-Depends should be used sparingly, preferably only by
packages whose premature upgrade or installation would hamper
the ability of the system to continue with any upgrade that
might be in progress.
This is exactly the case.
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