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Re: slink -> potato

On Sun, Oct 03, 1999 at 07:06:10PM -0400, Raul Miller wrote:
> On Mon, Oct 04, 1999 at 08:15:54AM +1000, Herbert Xu wrote:
> > I think the worst case would be a telnetd linked with a broken
> > shlib (or in the case of telnetd, perhaps a missing or broken
> > /usr/lib/telnetd/login) that gives a security hole. If you wish to
> > minimise downtime, the proper way to do it IMHO is to have certain
> > packages flagged as daemons, and they should be upgraded (by whatever
> > program that is in charge) one by one.
> Under what circumstances would this be in effect during an
> upgrade but not otherwise?

The fact that dpkg does not deconfigure a package which depends on another
deconfigured package is a bug in dpkg.  This should not be used as an excuse
to not deal with things correctly in maintainer scripts.
Debian GNU/Linux 2.1 is out! ( http://www.debian.org/ )
Email:  Herbert Xu ~{PmV>HI~} <herbert@gondor.apana.org.au>
Home Page: http://gondor.apana.org.au/~herbert/
PGP Key: http://gondor.apana.org.au/~herbert/pubkey.txt

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