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Re: unstable + no downgrades = instability

On Wed, 28 Oct 1998, Michael Meskes wrote:

> On Tue, Oct 27, 1998 at 11:57:14PM -0700, Barak Pearlmutter wrote:
> > But there *is* something that could rather painlessly keep us out of a
> > situation like this, which is a little history in the archives.  dpkg
> > can easily downgrade a package, but old packages are not available.
> I'd love to see that. But I wonder if we can set this up. Keep in mind that
> ftp is about 6gig right now. And we have some history if we finally are able
> to release more frequently.
> Michael

I recently thought about the same thing, after the trouble with the newest
X packages.  Perhaps dselect could run dpkg-repack on each package it is
about to install, and save those debs until a new version in installed and
it starts all over again.


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