Re: APT 0.1.6 is released!
firstname.lastname@example.org (Mark W. Eichin) wrote:
> Yeah, I got bit by that too, and it took me a while to find that...
> maybe we need some sort of "transitional-recommends" field? Something
> that is ignored if you are installing the package (to avoid causing
> even more pain to dselect users, or something), but noticed on an
> upgrade? (obviously it need more subtlety than that, but this might be
> a more useful distinction than we've had before for splitting
Package splitting has always been a problem with Debian. I would suggest a different solution, namely an "upgrades" field included in the new packages. The idea is that if package A is split into packages B and C, both B and C should include a field
in their control file. That way the upgrade procedure would now that in order to upgrade A, both B and C must be installed. I think this idea works for package splitting as well as for package renaming, or combinations of them both.
Martin A. Soto J. Profesor
Departamento de Ingenieria de Sistemas y Computacion
Universidad de los Andes email@example.com