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Re: slink -> potato

> As for the discussion, APT actually has such a feature cleverly
> undocumented and unmentioned - if you flag a package as Impotant: then
> its downtime is minizimized by the ordering code.

Speaking of ordering, there's some bad catch 22 happening when you
deinstall a bunch of packages at the same time you install newer
packages that conflict with them. An example is moving from the 1.1.2
KDE packages to the 2.0 ones, eg. from kdebase to kdebase-cvs etc. USing
dselect and APT, what happens is that somehow installation of the new
packages is tried first, and fails, and then deinstallation does not
proceed. Soone needs to explicitely delete the old packages first and
install the new ones after. That should be figured out by the package
management tools.


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