Re: APT 0.1.6 is released!
On 7 Oct 1998 firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
> How about this?
> A_1.0-0.1 is going to split into B and C. So you create a dummy A_1.0-0.2
> package which depends on B and C and upload it along with B and C. Anyone
> who upgrades and has A will get it upgraded to A_1.0-0.2, which will pull in
> B and C. No one else ever needs to know that A ever existed. After a
> release or two you remove A from the distribution.
You can't ever remove A. Systems "pre-split" must always be upgradable to
systems after the split.
Doesn't necessarily mean that this isn't a workable idea, just that it
will always have this baggage.
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