Re: autoup.sh & considerations on bail-out scripts
On Sat, 14 Feb 1998, Hamish Moffatt wrote:
> > autoup can upgrade a system from rex to hamm. i think you were working on
> > getting it to do buzz as well - did you have any luck with that?
> I sent you an email about what other things had to be done during the process
> to get it to work, but I guess you never got it.
i can't remember getting it.
> > > buzz had dpkg 1.2.x, which doesn't have the --get-selections that
> > > autoup wants to use. dpkg 18.104.22.168 (from bo) needs libc5 >= 22.214.171.124.
> > autoup doesn't use --get-selections or --set-selections. it just removes
> I thought it used get-selections to work out which dev packages are installed?
yep, you're right. i'd forgotten about that.
> > btw, the first thing that autoup installs is the latest libc5 from
> > hamm's oldlibs/ (it has to, in order to avoid conflicts with libc6)
> I will look into it again asap.
this may be a problem. it has to remove all the -dev etc packages in order
to install libc5 and libc6....it can't install the new dpkg until that is
a buzz system won't be able to do the --get-selections.
unfortunately, you can't use 'dpkg -l' because it truncates the
package name to fit on the 80 column width....which is why i used
--get-selections in the first place (the output is also easier to process)
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