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Re: A "progressive" distribution

On Wed, 15 Mar 2000, J.H.M. Dassen (Ray) wrote:

> But it won't. This approach ignores the fact that "stability" is a property
> of a release as a whole (the set of packages and their interdependencies,
> ISOs, boot floppies and the upgrade path from the previous release) rather
> than the sum of the stability of individual packages.

A possibly naive question:  apt-get will refuse to install packages if
their dependencies aren't met.  Why can't dinstall do the same?  It would
put any newly uploaded package in a waiting queue until all its
dependencies were met.  It wouldn't help with out and out buggy programs
but at least it would catch dependency problems.

Jaldhar H. Vyas <jaldhar@debian.org>

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