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Re: apt-get update, a wishlist feature as tag in cvs

On Thu, Feb 10, 2000 at 11:44:12PM -0500, Daniel Burrows was heard to say:
>   Hmm, so what you want is a way to upgrade a package without losing
> the 'stickiness' of the hold state?  I really, *really* think this is a
> good idea, and it's not hard /technically/ to do, but I don't see an

  Once again I speak too soon...

  This is not quite as simple as I thought at first.  The main problem is
that I'll have to save the version you want to move to before running dpkg,
so I can tell whether it was successful or not.  Also, I think the best
UI is to have the user target a particular package version; this also nicely
supports downgrading in cases where it's useful and is something I've wanted
to do for a while but never got around to..


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Seven for the dwarf-lords in their halls of stone,
Nine for mortal men doomed to die,
One for the Dark Lord on his dark throne,
  in the land of Mordor where the shadows lie.

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