Re: slink->potato upgrade was not quite as expected
>>>>> "Roland" == Roland Bauerschmidt <email@example.com> writes:
Roland> When I reinstalled my machine few month ago, I had the
Roland> same problem. I first installed slink base and
Roland> dist-upgraded and upgraded to potato. apt complained about
Roland> perl and I had to remove perl using dpkg-option
Roland> --force-remove-essential manualy. But this was some time
Roland> ago. The things might have changed up to now. ;)
I upgraded a number of machines and never had any problems.
perl5.004 is coexists fine with perl5.005 on my computers - perhaps
apt is getting confused somehow and removing perl5.004 instead of
If I encountered the problem myself, I would:
a) try and find out why apt-get is removing perl5.004, as there should
be no need for this.
b) try upgrading perl5.004 to the latest version before upgrading
Brian May <firstname.lastname@example.org>