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

On Fri, Feb 25, 2000 at 08:57:55AM +1100, Brian May wrote:
> >>>>> "Roland" == Roland Bauerschmidt <roland@copyleft.de> 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
> upgrading it?

go find a powerpc machine, and run dselect, it proceeds to ruin
package selections quite efficiently with this perl glitch... apt
seems to be ok. (i just don't touch dselect to avoid the issue..)

Ethan Benson

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