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Re: possible problem with new perl, libc6 on Sep 23rd

On Fri, Sep 24, 1999 at 11:22:02AM -0400, Ben Collins wrote:
> It is left like this until perl is configured and the postinst script
> takes care of moving perl-5.005.dist to perl-5.005.

> Why does perl need to do all this hardlink magic and also leave us with a
> binary that dpkg knows nothing about?!

You found second problem with perl (perl violates Debian Policy?).

Main problem is - before we have perl configured we don't have binary of

   Checking available versions of perl, updating links in /etc/alternatives ...
   (You may modify the symlinks there yourself if desired - see `man ln'.)
   Last package providing perl (/usr/bin/perl) removed, deleting it.

and dpkg system isn't usable (in this case failed libc6 postinst). Because
today we need both 5.004 and 5.005 (?) I think it's time to make 5.005
mandatory and 5.005 should have real /usr/bin/perl.


PS I was happy because my upgrade has another order (libc6 before perl -
why?) and failed just after unpacking perl (it was caused by rpm). When I
restarted upgrade (after I removed rpm) apt-get first configured perl.

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