Re: RFC: Making apt crash safe when testing unstable...
Lars Steinke <email@example.com> writes:
>+ Secondly we need a crash-proof upgrading process. For instance we
> would need a dpkg option 'Install with crash recovery' which
> repacks a package to be upgraded and stores it for automatic
> downgrading to a working state if the upgrade causes severe
> trouble... This would be a rather lengthy process for large
> upgrades when the number of packages is large and also takes up
> substantial space but I can't think of a better approach at the
> moment. Much too often my systems were really screwed up after
> upgrading, as the working .deb's of lower version number
> disappeared from all mirrors out there.
I have had this problem too.
>I seem to remember repacking is already implemented so perhaps we
>should just write a HOWTO on safely using the unstable distribution
>for Dev Corner.
Description: puts an unpacked .deb file back together
We need a way to generate a list of packages about to be replaced.
Can apt do this?
- Jim Van Zandt