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Re: slink->potato upgrade was not quite as expected

On Wed, 23 Feb 2000, Junichi Uekawa wrote:

> I did a slink->potato upgrade today on a test machine.
> after installing slink base I skipped off dselect, and then installed
> apt. I did an apt-get dist-upgrade. It was quite fine.
> When I did an apt-get install kernel-source-2.2.14 kernel-package gcc make 
> Then it complained that perl-5.005 was to be installed, and couldn't remove perl-5.004. 
> I did a dpkg --remove perl-5.004 typing "Yes I know..." to its 
> question of whether I really wanted to do that and after that it went fine,
> and I happily build a kernel on it.

It's APT the one who ask you to type "Yes I know", not dpkg.

Certainly, if the upgrade process requires to remove perl-5.004 by hand
(or by using this special APT feature), there is something fundamentally
wrong, IMHO.

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